Ashurst is a beautiful detached home located in a quiet suburb of Bolton, with links to nearby Manchester. It is a spacious, comfortable home with a well-maintained garden space to be enjoyed in the warmer months. Each of the five bedrooms are of a good size, with young people being encouraged to make their bedroom into their own space when living at Care in Mind.

All our young people participate in the daily running of the house, therefore developing their independence skills. The young people have a monthly house meeting where they can, if needed, discuss any concerns with each other in a controlled environment, supporting the ongoing development of interpersonal skills and effectiveness.

Young people benefit from the use of the Structured Clinical Management model, which provides a problem-solving focus along with routine and consistency for clinical sessions.  It is complementary to the Safewards for Safe Homes model that we use within the residential team.  The residential and clinical teams work effectively and collaboratively.  Allocated clinicians are supported by the use of the Mental Health Recovery Star, to work with the young people to achieve their recovery goals.

All of the young people’s activities are scheduled onto weekly planners, completed by the young people to ensure they have planned their week ahead, offering the structure and containment that they often need.