Harpury House opened in 2010 and provides accommodation for up to five young people, both male and female. The home is located in Bedford. It is situated within local amenities including shops, banks, post office, cafes, local bus service and health centre. Harpury House is within the Bedford Secondary School catchment area and close to Bedford College.
Young Person Feedback:
“There is always plenty of activities going on”.
“I was made to feel welcome and it is very homely”.
“A Local Authority placement team member has acknowledged that specific work has been completed to a high level to meet the needs of a young person they placed at the home.”
“Ofsted state that Harpury House “benefits from effective care planning and a staff team that are trained to carry out their roles and responsibilities”.
“Young people are supported by a staff team who strive to build positive relationships with them.”
“Young people feel safe in the home. They are cared for by a staff team that take seriously their responsibility to protect young people”
“The team is led by a competent manager with an enthusiastic, pro-active, motivated management and staff team. The staff team approach diversity and difference with a great amount of sensitivity.”
“There are people in the home who are good at talking to him, I am quite happy with the way they work with him”
“Can we just say a gigantic thank you to you and everyone at Harpury House for the exceptional job you did on this placement. We cannot give enough praise to you and your team for truly going above and beyond for this young person; and, we really appreciate all your hard work, flexibility and above all your good nature and endless patience!! “
Harpury House is Managed by Antony Metcalfe who has 6 years’ experience of working with children in residential settings and 15 years managing staff. Antony has attained qualifications in Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management alongside Health and social Children and young people Level 3 , & BSC Level 2 supervising staff safely. Antony is currently undertaking Leadership for Health and Social Care Children and young people Care Level 5.