The Lioncare Group has one aim: To improve the lives and prospects of the children and young people in our care.
We work therapeutically with children and young people who have complex needs, have experienced abusive, neglectful, and / or chaotic and traumatic situations, and who need specialised professional support in learning how to cope with the pressures and demands of day-to-day living before they can be expected to survive and thrive in a family-based placement.
Our primary task is to enable them to be more integrated individuals, thrive in a family setting or succeed in living independently, and become valued and valuable members of their community in later life.
We have 3 Therapeutic Children’s Homes, a Therapeutic Special (SEBD) Independent School, and Semi-Independent Supported Accommodation Training Houses and Flats. Children and young people placed with us generally present as being emotionally unintegrated or fragile integrated, displaying levels of disturbed and disturbing behaviour, and difficulty in containing and controlling their own conflicted feelings.
We aim to help them begin repairing the damage of previously abusive and traumatic experiences. We assist them in finding ways to incorporate a positive experience of ‘good enough care’ and parenting in their present worlds. Our therapeutic practice approach assists children and young people achieve equilibrium, enjoy their childhood, and manage the change needed to move forward in their lives.
By providing carefully thought through intensive individualised programmes of therapeutic care, informed by ongoing assessment of need, within the residential group milieu, we begin to form vital and appropriate relationships and attachments, attempt to survive the unbearable and overwhelming feelings and anxieties projected by the children and young people in to the adults around them, begin the process of repair and restitution, assess and meet the child or young person’s complex needs, and provide our children and young people with the means of finding the missing pieces in the jigsaw puzzle of their lives.