Social Care and Special Needs

Care and Support

We support vulnerable children, young people and adults, keeping them safe and improving their life chances.

Our approach is not just to help people to tackle the issues and circumstances they face but to raise their aspirations and expectations and help them plan a better life.

Working flexibly and tailoring our support around the needs of the individual, and their family our focus is on helping them to overcome the challenges they face and always to achieve the best outcomes possible.

We do this by:

  • Being open, honest and realistic and building relationships based on trust
  • Treating people as individuals, not judging them or viewing them as a set of problems
  • Enabling individuals’ voices to be heard, respected and acted on
  • Starting with where each person is now, not where they ‘ought to be’, taking time to understand their story
  • Challenging individuals to raise their aspirations and expectations for themselves and their families, while at the same time not pushing them in a particular direction
  • Helping individuals and their families to make their own decisions by giving unbiased advice and guidance.

We provide:

  • High quality and professional residential and fostering care for children and young people
  • Support for young people facing barriers to transition successfully into adulthood
  • Universal and targeted services supporting young people into education, employment and training
  • Support for young offenders and those at risk of offending along with services for adult offenders and ex-offenders in prison, ‘through the gate’ and in the community.

Our services:

Gloucestershire Youth Support Service

Homes2Inspire

Fostering to Inspire

Calderdale Leaving Care Service

Fast facts:

  • We support more than 500 a year leaving care towards a brighter future
  • We achieve three times the national average of care leavers entering university
  • We work with thousands of vulnerable young people across England
  • We work in partnership with the police and probation services supporting young people at risk
  • Homes2Inspire is part of the Prospects Group and provides residential care in 19 children’s homes across the Midlands

Who to contact

For further information:

Alison Williams
Director of Young People & Families

[T] 01452 426900
[E] email me


Gloucestershire

Bill Robinson
Operations Director

[T] 01452 426900
[E] email me

Yorkshire and the Humber

Jayne Vose
Regional Operations Manager

[T] 01924 371579 
[E] email me


Homes2Inspire

John Parker
Operations Director

[T] 01788 297015

Homes2Inspire
Valliant Office Suites
Lumonics House
Valley Drive
Swift Valley
Rugby
Warwickshire CV21 1TQ


Fostering to Inspire

Claire Ferris
Operations Manager

[T] 01924 792184
[E] Email us

What people say

Case Studies

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