Ocean View Lodge is managed by Michelle Kerrison, who has over 30 years’ experience in Residential/Social care, she has been a registered Manager since 2016 a deputy manager for 2 years and a deputy head of care in a children’s residential school.
Michelle has experience as an Education Welfare Officer for 13 schools in Essex and champions the need for education in her daily practice. She has worked with a range of children, young people and families with different needs. She has worked in children’s homes and front line services in social care. She worked in family support and adolescent teams working with young people with a range of behaviours, drugs & alcohol, self-harm, missing from home, exploitation, gang affiliation and Mental Health diagnosis.
Michelle has trained as a Therapy practitioner, a diploma in caring for children with mental health diagnosis and has completed the NVQ 5 in Leadership and Management in Social care for children and Vulnerable Adults.
Ocean View Lodge is an independent Children’s Home, offering specialist residential care to 6 children, aged 8 years to 17 years on admission that suffer from, or have been identified as having emotional and behavioural issues.
We ensure children & young people have the highest level of individualised therapeutic care, whilst maintaining an ethos that is attachment based, humanistic & integrative. We understand the impact of early childhood trauma, and our highly experienced staff deliver a range of different support packages to meet our young people’s needs.
Specialised and bespoke education is also available onsite and will be included in the assessment process to meet the needs of the children that reside at Ocean View Lodge.
Ocean View Lodge is located in a residential area, close the to seafront where young people would be able to access local leisure amenities, as well as having access to good public transport connections for further afield activities.
An assessment process would be followed which would include taking into consideration the ages and support needs of any children already placed at Ocean View Lodge.
Please see our Statement of Purpose for more information, or contact us directly via our contact links.