Manager: Amanda Farnaby
Southgate is a registered multi occupancy home which provides accommodation for up to four young people of both genders with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. The home is located within easy reach of the local amenities within Pontefract town centre. The home is within close proximity of transport links to Leeds, Wakefield and Castleford.
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 Southgate 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. Southgate provides a nurturing environment which supports the young people to achieve a sense of permanency.
Southgate 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 the young people’s needs to be carefully matched with co-residents, including age, specific needs and stage of emotional development to ensure that the placement is in the best interests of all young people.
Amanda has worked for DAS since 2000 and progressed within the organisation to Registered Manager. Amanda is committed to her role and the organisation.
Amanda’s commitment was recognised in 2020 seeing her nominated for a national care award.