Manager: Kirsten Campbell
Clarion House is a registered two to two ratio residential home, which accommodates young people of both genders with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The home functioned as a two to one home from 2016 due to the high demand of these referrals and the environment of Clarion House being well suited to this purpose for the young people accommodated. From September 2020 the home reverted back to it’s original two to two status, accommodating one young person with a view to admitting a second young person after a period of assessment / stability via the in house shared living / matching process.
The ethos of the home is underpinned by the organisations model of care. The staff team are committed to the young person who resides at Clarion House to ensure that they achieve their full potential. Holistic individualised child focussed packages of care are evolved for the young people in conjunction with NSCAP and all professionals who are involved with the young people. Clarion House provides a nurturing environment, which supports the young person to achieve a sense of permanency.
Clarion House can accommodate young people from the age’s 8 to 18. At Clarion House, it would be expected that a planning review would take place within 7 working days of the young person’s admission in the case of a planned move to ascertain whether it is in the young person’s best interests to remain at the home.
In the case of an emergency admission the planning review should take place never more than 72 hours after admission.
Clarion House is located within easy reach of the local amenities within Pontefract and Wakefield town centres. The home is within proximity of transport links to Pontefract, Leeds, Wakefield and Castleford. The home is near the leisure complex Xscape and Junction 32 Retail Park.
The ground floor comprises of a kitchen/dining room, lounge, office and a porch. The first floor then comprises of 3 bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom.
The home strives to create and maintain a homely environment for the young people to feel safe and secure. The daily routine of the home is centred on the needs of the young person. This is achieved by encouraging the young person to personalise their surroundings by actively involving them in choosing décor and furnishings for the home and personalising their own bedroom.
All shared areas of the home are accessible to young people. In the interest of confidentiality young people do not have access to the staff office.
Kirsten has been the Manager of Clarion House since May 2010. Kirsten has been in the care sector since she left school. Kirsten’s experience working with a wide range of individuals has enabled her to be able to effectively support children and young people to achieve positive outcomes in all areas of their lives.