Based across rural Cumbria & Lanarkshire

Our homes are located in peaceful and inspirational settings, with some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the UK on our doorstep.

Homes

Our secluded locations provide a safe haven for the child, where they have the space to reflect, explore, learn and grow.

We have a range of homes which offer individual and small group living. Each of our homes has been carefully chosen and designed to offer a warm and inviting space where children feel comfortable and safe. We create a therapeutic environment around the child which promotes strong relationships and meets their emotional and physical needs.

We take pride in the quality of our homes, which are typically detached, country properties set in their own gardens, chosen for their peaceful and attractive surroundings and family feel. Being located in rural communities, many of our homes have access to farmland, woodland and local wildlife. This offers children the space to relax and experience the beauty of nature, away from previous distractions and the risks associated with urban areas.

Inside our homes, spacious bedrooms for the children provide a cosy and comfortable personal space, whilst communal living areas and spaces for home learning enable our tutors and our carers support the child’s education, social and emotional development and preparation for adulthood.

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    Space to Explore

    The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks are right on our doorstep, offering us a unique opportunity to deliver our ‘Wilderness Experiences’ programme of outdoor and adventurous activities.

    What Others Say About Us

    I am truly taken aback by the level of care you have shown. The staff have gone out of their way to show him the attention and care that he has never had. When I visited him, it was like I was looking at a different child to what he was before he came. He was not like a child in care, he was like a child in a family. You have literally saved his life.

    Social Worker

    All children and young people thrive, and they make progress while living at the home. Because of the services provided the children and young people experience an individualised, stable and consistent home life. Children and young people benefit from the integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to education and care. They each achieve their full potential and, in many cases, do so beyond previous expectations.

    Ofsted

    I am so grateful to the AWW team for their dedication and commitment to caring and supporting Sam. He recently reported that being at there gave him the space to think and the opportunity to reflect on his attitude and make plans for his future.

    Social Worker

    I have to share my delight at Luke’s progress at AWW. Thanks to your support, in the last 17 weeks Luke and has turned his life around significantly. From where he has come from to where he is now, I am so proud of him.

    Social Worker

    The placement was really good and beneficial to me. The staff were all really supportive and nice and always made themselves available to me if I had any problems. The outdoor activities that were offered helped me to have a better outlook and showed me that I can do so much more in life, and it really helped me process and made me feel like a better person.

    Child

    As METCO Officer for Cumbria Police I have regular contact with the team at AWW in relation to vulnerable children at risk of CSE and going missing. If a specific incident has occurred, the Home Manager and I speak on the phone to discuss the best way forward. She also attends CSE risk assessment meetings and we receive Philomena Protocol forms when a young person arrives in placement.

    Cumbria Police