Austen House is Ofsted Outstanding

Austen House, a Your Chapter home specialising in caring for young males who have been criminally exploited to operate in gangs and also at risk of being radicalised, has been rated as ‘Outstanding in all areas’ with ‘no requirements’ following an official inspection from Ofsted, the independent watchdog.

Austen House team are delighted with the outcome and to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating. Commenting, Tayub Ahmed, Regional Manager at Your Chapter said: “The whole team go above and beyond to deliver an outstanding service to the children in our care every day, they are kept at the heart of everything we do.  We are delighted that this was officially recognised by Ofsted.”

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

One in four people feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no one solution. After all, we’re all different! But, the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.

Symptoms of a mental illness can include confused thinking, prolonged depression (feeling sadness), feelings of extreme highs and lows, excessive fears and worries, social withdrawal, dramatic changes in eating habits, sleep issues, strong feelings of anger, and substance abuse.

Working with our partner bMindful Psychology the Your Chapter team place a greater focus on providing effective early mental health interventions for children and young people in our residential care home settings. Our approach to support children’s mental health needs is grounded in the lived experience of the young people we support and by valuing their contribution.

New sector-leading Education Service launched

A new sector-leading service has been launched to disrupt specialist therapeutic education space. Based in Manchester, Educ8 recognises that maintaining young people in education is of vital importance.

14 schools that are all registered as independent educational facilities with Ofsted and Etsyn, each provide full time education for young people aged 11-18 years. The service places a strong emphasis on vocational courses and broadly follow the National Curriculum leading up to GCSE and Functional Skills accreditation.

Pupils who learn with Educ8 usually share a background of being failed by mainstream provisions and are presented with a bespoke and made to measure approach to education. These focus on both enjoyment and achievement parred with robust relationships with numerous providers who enable us to obtain a variety of qualification, as well as operational links with local authorities and colleges.

Liliana Modoi, Head of Education at Educ8 said: “The quality of our service is key to successful outcomes. Therapeutic education seeks to be holistic and encourages responsibility and accountability. How we relate to learners is viewed as more important than what is taught.”

“The quality of our service is key to successful outcomes. Therapeutic education seeks to be holistic and encourages responsibility and accountability. How we relate to learners is viewed as more important than what is taught.”

Liliana Modoi, Head of Education

Your Chapter receives the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

We are pleased to announce that Your Chapter has received the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel. The scheme is intended to support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.

Your Chapter are proud to employ people who have previously served, or are still serving within the armed forces, and have signed the Armed Forces Covenant so that the organisation is ‘armed forces-friendly’. We are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.

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