Malala House: Macclesfield

Estimated to open Mid-June 2020
Age and Gender: 7-17 years, male and female
Beds 7
Provision OCT


Malala House is a residential therapeutic community which provides high quality care and substitute parenting for up to seven children and young people who have social, emotional and lower level mental health concerns aged between 10 – 17 years. Malala House is a large, stone built, detached home with lots of period features. Thoughtfully decorated and furnished to a high standard; it is homely, calming, and comfortable. There is also a large private garden which will provide the children with positive outside space to relax, play outdoor games and the opportunity to grow plants and vegetables.

All the children are afforded experiences and opportunities they need to equip them for the transition into adult life. Quality relationships between the children and the residential support workers are a significant feature in effecting change in the children.

Children will have access to specific therapy and psychological assessments Nurture First: New Ways Overcoming Childhood Trauma as directed within their individual programme plan. A range of resources will be provided, designed to meet the individual needs of the children placed within the home. We are child centred and measure success by achieving good outcomes.

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About the Manager

Sandra holds the Diploma in Social Work, BA(hons) Health and Applied Social Studies, Diploma in Counselling and enrolled on the level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management Residential Childcare. Sandra has worked in variety of settings throughout her 30 years career which have included residential children’s homes and residential schools, educational provisions and Children’s Social Care Social Work Teams. Sandra has extensive management oversight and experience as she has managed many residential homes and over seen multiple homes from the public to the private sector as a Registered Manager and Residential Service Manager.