Brandyburn

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Residential care for children and young people.

Brandyburn is a homely detached house on the outskirts of Elderslie in the historic county of Renfrewshire in west central Scotland. Brandyburn has been renovated to a high standard  offering a safe and stimulating environment for our young people. Brandyburn caters for ages 8 to 18 years old, boys and girls from all over the UK and with a wide range of diverse backgrounds and care needs. The house is large and spacious with one downstairs bedroom with a separate bathroom, four bedrooms upstairs, two of which include en-suite facilities. We have an open plan kitchen and dining room which is the hub of the house and allows for all the young people and staff to eat and socialise together if they wish. We have a front lounge which is also used as a computer and music room where our young people have the opportunity to access regular music tuition encouraging them to express themselves through music. Our second lounge is is a large communal area with comfortable seating and wall mounted tv with a large selection of books and boardgames available. Our newly developed fully equipped sensory/relaxation room provides a therapeutic and nurturing environment for our children and young people and compliments the equine and pet therapy which is also available.

Residential care for children and young people.

Brandyburn has an experienced management  and staff team with a broad range of skills, experiences and qualifications, with a strong commitment to continuous professional development. All Brandyburn staff receive mandatory training in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, First Aid, Child Protection Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Manual Handling  which are regularly updated. As a result of the complex nature of the children and young people who reside with us, staff also receive training in Trauma and attachment, Autism awareness, Suicide and Self harming, Child Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Harmful Behaviour and are supported by Dr Holmes our Clinical Psychologist. The inhouse cook at Brandyburn prepares healthy and nutritious meals catering for all dietary and religious needs and like all our staff trained in nutrition and allergen awareness. 

Residential care for children and young people.

Each child and young person has a named keyteam working collaboratively to create individualised care plans which support the young person to make informed choices and achieve successful outcomes in an environment where the young person feels safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included. All our young people are supported to improve their social skills and encouraged to engage in a wide range of recreational and leisure activities in the geographical area surrounding Brandyburn.  There are numerous amenities close by including access to  a local gym, shopping, local parks, cafes/restaurants, swimming, bowling, cinema, libraries and leisure centre; these activities are all within a short travelling distance.  We will also encourage our young people to visit places of interest, to go for nature walks in the local countryside, and to join clubs and groups according to their personal preferences and interests.