When you are taking the time to decide whether residential care is the right fit for your child, there are many different factors to consider. This is an incredibly difficult decision to make so there is no need to rush. Every child is different, there is no solid answer. Ultimately you are the person who knows your child the best and what will benefit them the most.
About Residential Care
One of the many benefits of deciding on residential care for your child is that it will become a lot easier for your child to be fully assessed. This will allow you and the professionals caring for your child to fully understand both their strengths and needs. This will ensure that they are getting care tailored to their specific needs. If you have been struggling to get your child assessed this may be a big benefit of residential care.
If being in a structured environment is something that is beneficial to your child, residential care may be a good choice for them. The environment combines both a structured environment and a warm home feeling. Each individual will be able to have scheduled therapy, academics and recreational time. They will become part of a community and will be able to build upon their social skills and build lasting relationships. This can massively boost a child’s confidence while still staying in a structured environment.
Education can be a challenge if your child is not getting the correct type or amount of support. In residential care, your child will be given their own individual education plan. They will also be taught and assisted by Teachers who are able to support them throughout the learning process. They will receive more individual attention and be taught study skills to help them reach their full academic potential.
It is obvious that you don’t want your child to feel restricted in their activities if you decide on residential care. This is why they will have fantastic opportunities to go on a regular number of varied trips out that reflect their interests and individual needs. These trips are designed to help your child develop their independent living skills and allow them to have an adventure whilst still remaining completely safe. These trips will help to continue to build your child’s knowledge and confidence which will be important for them in later life.
Bright Futures Care
Residential care may not be for every child, but if you think it may be the right setting for yours you can find out more about our children’s care. If you have any further questions you need to be answered, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.