Our intensive support service has been created in response to the identified needs of young people who do not fit into standard mainstream provisions and therefore is truly child centred. The aim of the service is to provide young people aged between 8 and 18 with a positive experience where they can be nurtured, supported to deal with their difficulties, and properly prepared for the time when they move on from the placement.
Both units have the same senior manager and share the same ethos, method of operation and beliefs and values. They have their own dedicated staff team and share a relief team.
The provision of two separate units allows Bachlaw Projects to best meet young people’s needs by having a choice of residential accommodation.
The aim of the service in both of these locations is to provide young people placed there with a positive experience, where they can be nurtured; supported to deal with their difficulties and properly prepared for the time when they move on from the placement.
Upper Seaview, near Cornhill in Aberdeenshire, has been created in response to the needs of young people who do not fit into standard mainstream provisions and therefore is truly child centred. Upper Seaview is situated in 30 acres of grounds, woodlands and in a beautiful rural setting. If offers a therapeutic experience for up to four long term placements. Young people will thrive on the wide range of outdoor opportunities this offers. There is a small gym and games room on site. We are also able to offer the young people a chance of work experience, either with our smallholding, grounds maintenance or on our own fishing boat “Venture West”.
Milden is a property within the small fishing town of Banff, near local schools. Up to five young people can live here on long term placements. Those who are placed at Milden will be encouraged to take part in appropriate activities and make suitable and supportive connections within the community. Milden has been created in response to the needs of young people who do not fit into a standard mainstream provision. It too, is truly child centred.
Young people referred to this service will have demonstrated that they are unable to manage in group situations and efforts to maintain them within their family or a mainstream provision will not have been successful. They may exhibit challenging behaviours either through harming themselves or others and may have a history of poor or broken attachments. This service can support young people through to adulthood.