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like home

A home that feels
like home

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Residential homes reimagined

At Progress we provide residential services for children and young adults from age 5 upwards, who are affected by all types of disability. Whatever the reason or length of their stay, our goal is to make sure everybody has a positive experience and leaves with their life improved in some way.

We start with a dedicated plan designed to develop life skills and help them become the best they can be. This could mean teaching self-management to help them to return to the family home, working intensely to reduce the barriers to living in a foster home, or preparing them for independent living.

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We also believe in the importance of the simple things, like providing home-cooked foods, promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging participation in daily life. The purpose of our residential homes is to make young people feel safe, comfortable and valued. Just as they would in any normal family home.

We’ve developed this specialism over many years and are extremely proud of our high staff retention rates and ability to deliver stable and consistent care and support to the young people who need us.

Check out our locations

All of our locations are individually tailored to suit the requirements of individuals with a range of specific complex needs.

To find a location that would be perfect for you or your loved one, begin by filtering our residencies by selecting a relevant age category.

Stourbridge House – Young Adults , Wolverhampton

Stourbridge House is a new development providing residential short break care for young adults with disabilities. Stourbridge House is a transitional support service that is outcomes driven. Read more

Facilities Overview

Age Range: 16+
Purpose: Moderate-Severe LD, ASD, Associated Behavioural Challenges, PMLD, complex care
Beds: 6
CQC Rating: Good

Wellcroft House , Wednesbury

Wellcroft House is a purpose built development providing residential services for adults with Learning Disabilities. Wellcroft is a transitional service with a person centred approach, promoting choice and independence for each individual. Read more

Facilities Overview

Age Range: 18+
Purpose: LD
Beds: 6
CQC Rating: Good

Nightingale House , Derby

Nightingale House has been established for young adults aged 16+ with complex disabilities or acquired brain injury. Any length of stay from just a short break to something longer term can be accommodated and we can also provide outreach support to those living in their family homes. Read more

Facilities Overview

Age Range: 16+
Purpose: Complex Disabilities, ABI
Beds: 12
CQC Rating: Requires Improvement

My name is Deana, and I am a residential manager for Progress. I have been working with children and young people in residential care for approximately 13 years.  I have seen a lot of young people come and go, but one young person will remain in my thoughts and heart for a long time.   I…

Progress was named winner of Outstanding Support During Covid-19 category at the 2020 Best Business Awards. We have been recognised for our approach to the nationwide lockdown caused by Covid-19 in March 2020. As lockdown came into force, Progress prioritised the care of those that relied on us for critical support. We assigned drivers, offering a ring-and-ride service…

Marie is a support worker at Progress’ children’s residential home, Henley Lodge in Coventry. What led her to apply and work for Progress? This is her story. I have been working for Progress since March 2020 – my first job in 15 years. “15 years?” you say? Let me take you back to the beginning of my…

The lockdown has been challenging for all of us. With our daily routines changing – and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future – we are now living different lives. We spoke to two young people on their lockdown experiences, how they have coped and their hopes for the future. “I have felt I…

The Support Worker at Nightingale House, on working in mental health, training, and why team work is important. I used to work for Derby Mental Health Trust as a health care assistant. My job was to support people who had different mental health issues. I learned very quickly that at the beginning of each shift,…

“The young people I support are the reason why I am a support worker.” We love to hear about the success and achievements of our young people. In their own way, they all make us proud of them. It’s also important to note the hard work our Support Workers do working with young people. They help…

The Progress supported living service helps you to move into your own accommodation, giving you the chance to live independently. But why choose supported living? Here are 7 ways you can benefit with support from Progress. Greater independence Supported living gives you the chance to live as ordinary a life as possible. It could mean…

We want to be able to share with your the amazing things Progress carers experience in their job every day. Mark is a Progress carer and has been supporting Jay for nearly three years. This is his story: Jay is very high on the spectrum of autism and has minimal vocabulary. Despite this, Jay’s Mum really wanted…

Kim is a Team Leader at Progress’s Children’s Short Breaks service, Stourbridge House. This is her story. It was Kim Williams’ younger brother who inspired her to work in care. ‘He is autistic and I grew up caring for him,’ she says. ‘I love him to bits, he is such a character and I wanted to help…

Adam Nicholls, Development Officer   It was 7am on a cold January morning in 2012 when Adam arrived for his first day as a support worker. He stepped inside what looked like any other house, to a new career and a new life. Within minutes he was answering questions from curious teenagers, finding his way…

Lola is currently going through an assessment to become foster carer. Having been through the process before, we spoke to her about her experiences and the big question: why foster care? What is your day job? I currently work as a senior social work assistant in a ‘Child in Care’ team in the West Midlands.  As part of…

Progress are thrilled to welcome our outstanding home manager Margaret Hopkins into the senior management team Before joining Progress as a support worker, Margaret was a foster carer for 22 years. Her magic was quickly recognised here and she progressed to senior, deputy and then registered manager. Over her 16 years with Progress, she has…