Liberty Lodge, Children’s Home2020-06-23T09:30:13+01:00

Liberty Lodge Children’s Home, Ipswich

Liberty Lodge is a 6 bed children’s home, the large and spacious Victorian house is in an urban and multicultural location near the centre of Ipswich. We look after young people of any gender aged between 9-17 years of age on referral.

We offer medium to long term therapeutic care and specialise in working with young people with a diagnosis of ASC and complex behaviours.

Mission Statement

“Helping children thrive and develop in a safe, nurturing and secure based family style environment, giving them confidence to move on with their lives.”

Making Lives BETTER

The Home Environment

Liberty Lodge is situated in a large and spacious Victorian house in an urban and multicultural location near the center of Ipswich. The living accommodation comprises two large lounges with televisions, DVD players, computers and music; a large kitchen/dining area and utility area. A meetings room; therapy room; secure office and staff wash room complete the ground floor.

There are six individual bedrooms on a split level landing on the upper floor as well as two bath/shower rooms.

The education suites are situated in the lower ground floor and we also have a multimedia room (studio 24) for the young people to play, make music and design digital art.

There is a spacious garden with vegetable plot and herb garden and a patio area at the rear of the house.

Therapeutic Services

We consult with Social Workers, parents and other professionals regarding the need for therapeutic intervention and assessment.

Externally we work closely with CAMHS and other statutory therapeutic services in ensuring that all agencies involved in the care of the young person are working together to best meet the needs of the young person.

Internally we work under the guidance of our Clinical team. This is headed up by our experienced child and adolescent psychiatrist (Dr Kate Sillifant).

Dr Sillifant…

Dr Sillifant provides training, clinical supervision and consultation to the staff monthly. This supports the Secure Base Model and allows the young people’s Placement Plans to be thought about within a therapeutic context.

Dr Sillifant is able to offer various different therapeutic interventions and assessments to meet the individual needs of the young person.

We offer regular multi agency clinical consultations for every child in the home. Significant adults are all invited to these in order for all services to have expert clinical therapeutic guidance for each child individually.

Education Services

Able Health care operates a separately registered independent school that is attached to the home. This allows us to provide personalised education and care packages to the young people placed. Allowing for continuity of care and education to be provided within small nurturing settings.

Please see the Liberty Lodge School information for further details.

Liberty Lodge considers that learning is an integral part of the homes care.

Liberty Lodge have good links with local education providers and maintain excellent communication in regards to external education providers.


Specialist Services

We are able to work with young people that struggle with emotional health problems, self-harm, attachment disorders, sexualised behaviour, ASC, ADHD, trauma and abuse, eating disorders and behavioural and anger conditions.

We specialise in complex conditions where mild learning disability is also combined with attachment and trauma.

Latest Reports & Statement of Purpose

Ofsted Report

Able Health Care considers it in the best interests and safety of the children and young people across their settings to not publish our SOP publicly and therefore these will be available by direct request.

If you would like to submit your interest in referral opportunities with Able Health Care, please contact us and one of our trained staff will contact you at their earliest opportunity.