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Positive Pathways provides vulnerable and challenging children and young people with the best possible quality of life in community residential settings. Many of the young people placed with us present with complex emotional, behavioural, mental health, and learning problems, often in the context of family difficulties.

We operate several Ofsted-registered children’s homes situated within the thriving city of Birmingham. We also provide accommodation and support in trainer flats and private tenancies to older young people as part of our Pathways to Independence Project. All the homes are situated on normal residential roads close to local shopping and leisure facilities; in diverse, multicultural, urban areas; close to mainstream schools and colleges; with easy access by car and public transport. Our young people regularly take part in various leisure and cultural pursuits, including trips to local restaurants, theatres, and cinemas, and activities such as bowling, climbing, ice-skating, horse riding, and indoor skiing.

Positive Pathways is committed to providing high-quality care in home-like environments maintained to the highest standards, with maximum opportunity for normalizing experiences and re-integration into the wider community. Our primary aim is to provide safe, supportive, thoughtfully-created living environments that meet individual developmental, educational and therapeutic needs; promote personal responsibility, autonomy and independence; and safeguard the young person and the community from harm.

Typically, young people placed with us have been marginalised and conventional services have struggled to meet their complex needs. Some have experienced placements in foster care, children’s home, Local Authority Secure Accommodation, and open and secure psychiatric facilities. Some have mental health and developmental difficulties, including depression, psychosis, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and learning difficulties.