Our Therapeutic Community (TC); evidence based, trauma-informed service evolves as a whole system that is underpinned by the Sanctuary Model. Within our (TC) environment the social relationships, structure of the day and activities are all deliberately designed to facilitate learning, and develop people’s personal, social health and well-being. Each person is valued as a vital member of the community and given a voice within a democratic process of leadership.
We focus our aspirations on growing as individuals and as a group, through encountering opportunities to develop greater self-awareness, social responsibility and leadership. Meaningful engagement happens every day and is an opportunity to experience safe, thoughtful and healthy involvements that support the shared experience of creating and maintaining physical, psychological, social, and moral safety within a social environment. Conflict resolution and other processes that enable us to articulate our differences, preferences and needs, are practiced daily to enable greater confidence in ‘repair’, relationships and responsibility.
Forge Care sustains a reflective culture where members are encouraged to be compassionate about ‘mistakes’, curious about themselves & each other and are helped to be so; all staff members are participant observers in the therapeutic work. The essence of a Therapeutic Community is ‘being with’ rather than ‘doing for’. All community members are encouraged and supported to contribute to the community, our site includes allotments, animals and creative indoor and outdoor spaces that facilitate this.
At Forge care we believe that effective transformative recovery can only be truly experienced when children feel safe and secure. We will only ever utilise purpose-designed and built facilities for our care homes with the utmost focus on quality spaces, materials and design principles.