Common Thread
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Welcome to The Common Thread Group

At Common Thread we listen to the needs of the sector and care about developing the kind of services being asked for.

This website will provide you with a clear and concise insight into what Common Thread can provide, the work we do and our unwavering focus in meeting the needs of young people who we look after.

As with all things we do, the fundamental driving force, is better outcomes for the children we are privileged to have stay with us.

Our Environments and our people

Bogton Farmhouse

Bogton is a large newly renovated farmhouse located close to Kirkintilloch, within easy reach of Glasgow.

The Cottage

The Cottage is situated less than a mile from the River Clyde nr Lanark on the edge of the Moffat Hills in a beautiful rural environment.

Dalveen Farmhouse

Dalveen Farmhouse nestled in the mouth of the historic Dalveen Pass has been and remains wonderfully healing environment.

Whitcastles Cottage

Whitcastles is a small, traditional farm cottage in a remote location, a few miles from the town of Lockerbie, which offers young people a real sense of space and the opportunity to reflect.

Woodside Cottage

Woodside is a larger family home located on the outskirts of Dalbeattie. It is very integrated into the local community and offers up to three places to young people.

Holmbank Cottage

Holmbank Cottage provides a wonderful environment at the heart of the Buccleuch Estates in Dumfriesshire. Holmbank is often used a singleton placement for intensive therapeutic work.

Newton of Belivat

This house is situated in a wonderfully rural location surrounded by farmland and mature woods. This superb period cottage can happily accommodate two young people.

Fleets Villa

Fleets Villa is 20 mins from the middle of Edinburgh and yet like the many of our homes it is located in a quiet rural location. It can accommodate 3 young people.


Situated on the hillside overlooking the stunning Loch Lomond Auchengavin provides a tranquil setting for our young people to enjoy.


Another house with yet more stunning views this time over Bunachton Loch and the hills beyond truly a healing place to be!

News and Events

Official Opening

On the 20th of June 2014 Common Thread opened the Benreay Conference Centre at its Lockerbie Head Office. The official opening was performed by Fiona Armstrong and was a day of celebration for all those involved.



Care Provider Commended for Exemplary Model

Awarded Gold Standard by Investors in People!

Following hard on the heels of this Gold Award the CEO of Common Thread Julie Joseph has been short-listed for IIPs “Leader of the Year Award” the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony at the end of June in London.


Common Thread supports young entrepreneur

Event Bus is a small festival and event transport company with a big vision!!



On the 18th february 2014 Common Thread was award its Gold Investors in People and became the only residential child care provider in Scotland and one of only 2 in the UK to hold this award.

Well done to everyone...