Joy Wakenshaw, head of care

Joy Wakenshaw

Head of Care

I am a highly motivated, and dedicated manager who can demonstrate a proven track record in leading teams to support positive outcomes for children and young people.

My working ethos advocates partnership working and encouraging leadership at all levels within an organisation to achieve common goals in the support of young people. I am also passionate about training, quality improvement and ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm, kept safe and can be supported to fulfil their potential in the communities within which they live.

I have extensive experience in trauma informed practice and ensure that this approach is embedded in our work with young people in our care.

We have 50 homely, therapeutic and safe residential services that can support a range of needs for young people who require additional support in both life and learning. We have three, four and five-bedroom services which promote a family dynamic that allows young people to develop positive relationships and integrate within real life social settings. We also have solo occupancies for those young people who require the solace and seclusion these services can provide. All of our services have built strong partnerships with local communities to support the integration of young people into daily life in support of achieving positive outcomes outlined within each Care plan.

While all of our services promote the same ethos and values they all have their own identity and unique environmental considerations in relations to keeping young people safe and allowing them to progress and reach their target destinations. We, therefore, can offer a long term living and learning solution for young people who can transition throughout services in parallel with their level of progress and resiliency.

We have services throughout the country, which provide a range of support but each service will adapt to meet the needs of each young person.

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