The purpose for 3Cs is to provide high quality care, either medium to long term or on a short stay respite basis. The care is provided in 3 'family' type residential homes for a maximum of 11 children/young people aged between 7 and 18 years on admission.
The homes are made up of two terraced houses that are next door to each other, and one separate house opposite. There is an internal door (for staff use), which connects the two homes. There is also a garden than runs between the two homes.
No. 16 can accommodate 3 children/young people at any one time. No. 18 can accomodate 4 children and no 20. also can accomodate 4 children. 3C's will place a variety of individuals, for an assortment of placement duration. However, any respite care offered by 3C's will not be to the detriment of any young person in-situ on a medium to long term basis. It is the policy of 3C's not to place respite referrals in the same home as those placed for longer term care, unless the young people are known to each other (i.e.: they may go to the same school or after school club).
Consistency of care and the well-being of each individual is of paramount concern to 3C's, no matter how long or short each stay.
We anticipate that young people coming to 3Cs may have been exhibiting challenging behaviour, and may have learning disabilities that may impact on their behaviour. The home has a small staff team that is settled, qualified, recognises their duty of care, and work effectively with their clients and each other, ensuring consistency and quality child care. The small number of clients accommodated in the houses, enable the team, to get to know our residents and work positively with each individual child, by implementing a care plan that meet individual needs. 3Cs actively work towards 'deinstitutionalising' all children in our care.
3C's are unable to accommodate wheelchair users or those with high level of mobility difficulties, as we do not have specialised equipment or room for wheelchair use.