Since opening our doors in 2020, Cobden House had its first admission during the time of unknown, when lockdown was announced. Cobden House has been called home by twelve young people. Some of which have moved on to semi-independent, reunified with family or moved onto other homes, having been equipped with new skills and values to move on.
Through these years of nurturing, we at Cobden House have monitored and improved outcomes. We supported children and young people to manage their health and well-being so they can maximise their independence, choice, and control.
The home has been supported by a team of knowledgeable and amazing managers and Responsible Individual over the last two years. During this time the home has grown from strength to strength. There were some ups and downs in staffing however the home consistently retained its GOOD OFSTED rating.
Our committed staff have played a pivotal role in shaping resilient, empowered, individuals, and the home stands as a symbol of hope, compassion, making a difference in staff, children, and young peoples’ lives.
In our home the young people can develop positive peer relationships. Change is constant in our team, and our team not only embraces it, but thrives in it. Our team has shown resilience and adaptability in the face of challenges, turning them into opportunities for growth and improvement. In essence, our team is not just different, it’s a dynamic forward thinking and effective force. Each of us play a crucial role in this success, and I am proud to lead such an outstanding group of individuals. Some of the compliments we have received include:
“When I speak about Jamores Homes, more so Cobden House I like to describe it as an experience.
As a Social Worker you expect a standard from residential homes, but from initial contact with the home manager and staff, I quickly recognised these guys were somewhat elite in providing top quality care for children. They are extremely trauma informed and go above and beyond to build positive relationships with the children in their care right from the onset.
Not only is this relationship built with the children but they understand the importance of building these relationships with parents, carers and professionals linked to the children and remain very flexible in their practice.
Well done guys!!! (SW, Social Worker, Dec 2023)
An IRO stated “He (ER) has come a long way in the time (of living at the home)”.
Over the past ten years, we have impacted our community by caring for the most vulnerable in our society.
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