Residential Childcare Home in Scotland
The four-bedded home is for young people between the ages of 8 and 18 who may be displaying emotional or behavioural difficulties and/or special identified social needs. The Brae is also fitting for young people who have been assessed with mild to moderate learning difficulties.
This home is mixed gender and provides long-term care for individuals with trauma, challenging behaviour, attachment disorders, emotional instability, lack of empathy and trust and a low sense of safety and security.
The atmosphere we uphold at The Brae is one with care and nurture. We strive to provide care on an individual basis and in a non-institutionalised, non-judgemental way. The Brae does this by recognising the need to encourage individuality and personal growth.
Our team at The Brae individually tailor placement plans to encourage growth and social responsibilities. These personal actional plans develop throughout the placement and require staff and young people to work closely to agree on goals and personal outcomes. Risk assessments, key workers, meetings, observations and on-going issues will also inform the personal action plan.
The Brae is situated within the beautiful countryside, which offers children and young people an environment in which to relax and take in nature. The views from this area enhance the feeling of calm and relaxation. This is particularly beneficial for vulnerable young people who need to escape busy city environments.
Although secluded, there is a small town local with a main bus and train station as well as amenities including a gym and swimming pool. The children and young people at The Brae are always supported in the pursuit of their own interests and participation of leisure activities.
This home is a spacious detached bungalow. It has two public rooms and six additional rooms, which are utilised as four bedrooms and a sleep-in room/office. It is of a high decorative standard which is central to maintaining a friendly and homely atmosphere. The communal lounge is well decorated, creating a comfortable room which is equipped with both a television and DVD player.
For young people who want to chill out, there are games consoles, music and computers. It is intended that the lounge area next to the kitchen will be used for visits by young people’s friends when invited to the home.
As an integral part of the overall placement plan, education is met on an individual basis. It is often combined with access to outdoor education experiences such as abseiling, archery, quad biking, canoeing, camping, mountain biking, horse riding. The quality of our service is consistently evidenced through our regulatory track record with the Scottish Care Inspectorate and feedback from our partners, children and the young people we look after.