Southside Services

T-Junction Homes

One of our homes is located in Leicester and is a learning difficulties home.  The other homes are registered with OFSTED to accommodate children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The homes are located Leicestershire offer accommodation primarily for adolescents who have suffered significant trauma or neglect in their earlier lives and are unlikely to manage the demands of foster family dynamics.  T-Junction was set up in 2017 by Tim Clare, who was himself in care, and who has a powerful vision of what children need to feel good about themselves in a care home.

The teams that we have recruited for our homes are defined by their…

Capacity to prioritise children’s safety

High level of emotional literacy and empathy

Enthusiasm to learn the theory that underpins their practice

Physical energy & resilience

Sense of humour and fun

Strong commitment to the children they care for

Excellent powers of communication

Good team skills

Our homes, highlight the fact that we expect our children and young people will be making choices and journeys during their time with us. They come to us often confused about their identity as good enough people, so lacking in self-confidence and a sense of direction. In our homes we seek to develop a relationship with each child that gives them a sense of being someone very special – and we help them to make the journey towards recovery, supporting them with decision-making and direction-taking.  Our homes may look quite unremarkable from the outside – like other homes on the same road – but inside great things happen!

Our homes are comfortable and welcoming places with soft sofas and squishy cushions, clean kitchens and good smells of baking. 

A safe haven and secure base for every child and young person who lives there.

A place with spaces to have fun – and also to have those quieter times. 

Designed to give children and young people the privacy of their own bedroom, decorate in a way that appeals to them.

in areas where other families live, near parks and shops, with places to ride bikes and play games – and make friends

In our quest to ensure that all team members are continuously developing the insights and therapeutic toolkit to meet the needs of children and young people, we recruited a psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist, and a Play therapist who collectively support our workforce and our young people.