Manager: Diane Lockwood
Jasmine House is a registered two to two ratio residential home which accommodates young people of both genders with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The home is situated within easy reach of local amenities, Barnsley town centre and within close proximity to the M1 motorway.
Ethos of Jasmine. The ethos of the home is underpinned by the organisations model of care. The staff team are committed to the young people who live at Jasmine 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.
Jasmine House provides a nurturing environment which supports the young people to achieve a sense of permanency. Jasmine House can accommodate young people of any age; however normally they are between 12 and 18 years old. The admission process is robust and includes the completion of a shared living risk assessment which allows young people’s needs to be carefully matched with co-residents, including age, stage and emotional development to ensure that the placement is in the best interests of both young people.
Jasmine House is a four bedroom detached house with a large rear garden and proportionate front garden with driveway. The rear garden is enclosed making it ideal for outdoor activities and summer BBQ’s. We also have garden accessories including a trampoline for use during the summer.
The ground floor consists of an open plan living room/ dining room, kitchen with breakfast area and a downstairs WC. The first floor compromises of two bedrooms for young people, a staff sleep room, an office/ sleep room and a bathroom with bath and shower facilities.
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.
At Jasmine House we endeavour to ensure that a warm homely environment is created to inspire young people to feel safe and secure. The daily routine of the home is centred on the young people’s needs. We make every effort to involve young people as much as possible with the decisions around the home for example, we encourage young people to personalise their surroundings by actively participating in choosing decoration and furnishings for the home, putting up photographs and personalising their own room.
Diane has worked at Dove Adolescent services since August 2002, carrying out a variety of different in house and external training courses and working with many different young people with varying needs. Prior to coming to work for Dove she worked as a project relief worker with homeless people with drug, alcohol and offending behaviours. These background experiences both personal and professional have enabled me to take a consistent approach to working in care whilst ensuring young people feel valued and listened to. Diane was a senior residential care worker and then became deputy at a multi occupancy before moving to Jasmine to complete transition to Manager at the end of May 2019.