Buckby House opened in April 2007. It provides accommodation and care for up to five young people, both male and female. It is located in the semi-rural village of Long Buckby, Northamptonshire. The village setting offers good local amenities, including two supermarkets, bank, post office, railway station with a good commuter service to London, local bus service and health centre and a library. It is within the Guilsborough Secondary School catchment area. Strong relationships have been built with local colleges which provides various vocational courses for young people.
Young People Feedback:
“I always go to school here, which is good as I wasn’t attending school before coming here”.
“I feel that staff listen to me, I was made to feel welcome and staff informed me of the rules”.
“I often help staff to cook or cook a meal myself”.
Comments from children to Ofsted include:
“I am more confident since coming here”
“I love it here, this is the best children’s home ever.”
“What I like the best about this home is that staff have a positive attitude to you, even when you are being difficult”.
“I would like to thank you for the way that you have looked after my son. The quality of care that you have provided has ensured that he has changed his ways and we are looking forward to him returning home.”
“Thank you for keeping us informed of any events / incidents involving our soon during his stay at the home – well done”.
Received from Local Authority:
“Child focused positive visit, welfare needs appear to be a priority to staff.”
“Very informative and clear about what can be offered and implemented along with issues being addressed quickly.”
“Staff have done everything to manage C.J’s needs, they are experienced in responding to his needs.”
“Exceptional care is delivered consistently by competent staff that are well- managed. Care arrangements take account of individual needs and the diversity of children, are well-planned and reviewed regularly”
“Children benefit from an excellent level of individualised care, Relationships between children and staff are open, friendly and show mutual respect. Improved self-esteem and general wellbeing are linked to the high standard of support that children receive.
The home is managed by Joanne Webb, Joanne has 10 years’ experience of working with young people in a number of residential settings including secure and open residential settings. Joanne’s qualifications include NVQ 4 in Management, NVQ 3 Childrens and Young People.
She is committed to working with children and young people promoting positive outcomes for their future.