What does home mean to you?

Over the past year, the word home has come to mean a lot more than it did before the pandemic. For children in children’s homes, the state of being and belonging that we all expect from being at home can be elusive. It’s not just the physical building that makes something institutional. It’s also the relationships between the people that are there.

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The ‘People Challenge’ in children’s homes

At Lighthouse, we believe that it is time to change how we recruit, train and retain staff in children’s homes. Our approach will encourage stability and professionalism in staff and enable staff to build what all children in care need – secure, trusting relationships.

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It’s time for change for children’s homes

At Lighthouse, we recognise that there are some key issues in the residential care sector. We are setting up our first children’s home to overcome these hurdles, and give children in our care the best shot possible. We believe there is a different way to run children’s homes, which will lead to better outcomes.

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