Common Thread

We are able to offer the stability, security and support they need to prepare them for independence and adulthood

Medium & Long Term Care - A Specialist Service

This service is aimed at children and young people with more profound emotional difficulties, whose assessment indicates that their needs cannot be met within a family placement. Our experience has shown us that the prospect of this again becoming a possibility requires a prolonged period of intensive therapeutic work during which we provide children with experiences intended to help de-construct unhealthy internal working models and replace them with more constructive ones which will enable them to function more positively.

We provide such young people with high levels of commitment, emotional support and nurturance within environments, which are highly conducive to the development of emotionally significant and trusting relationships with their carers.

Common Thread
  • "I was quite withdrawn when I first came here, but my worker showed me how to feel good about myself again"
    Young Person - Woodside
  • "Success for our young people therefore lies primarily in the skills, knowledge and expertise of those looking after them..."
    Julie Joseph MD Common Thread
  • ..."Creating a culture of openness and respect, where learning is a day to day activity,."
    Peter Russian Chief Exec IIP (Scotland)

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