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  • I like it at Garden House, I feel safe and looked after.

    Young Person
    Garden House
  • I like getting sweets and I like the activities and the tech that I can use. I really like it here. The staff look after me and I feel safe. If we get silly or do things we shouldn’t the staff help us.

    Young Person
    Garden House

Model of Care

Our practice is informed with a focus on attachment theory. The core values of the home are influenced by Dr Dan Hughes Model of Attachment. This model uses PACE; a way of thinking, feeling, communicating and behaving that aims to make the child feel safe. It is based on how parents connect with their very young infants.

Therapeutic Provision

The Hub (clinical and therapeutic) department is based at Fort Wallington in Fareham. The Hub is a multi-disciplinary therapeutic service central to all other Fair Ways services. The Hub works with all Fair Ways services to ensure children’s emotional, social and educational needs are identified through effective screening and clinical assessment.


We believe that all children should have the opportunity to receive education in a mainstream provision, but we also recognise that for various reasons this is not always possible. For these children, Fair Ways can provide the alternative provision.


Garden House offers a wide range of activities on and off-site. Staff plan recreational activities with children as part of daily living. Weekly community meetings allow children to discuss their preferences and feed them into a weekly plan of activities. Activities need to be carefully planned to balance realistic activities and leisure pursuits in line with those a child would normally receive in a family or foster care environment.

Been on surfing holiday in Cornwall

Activity adventure holiday in Devon

Achieved Level 1 Kayaking Award

Achieved Bike Ability Award

Forest Schooling and Environmental Education Sessions

Swimming Clubs

Football Clubs

Horse Riding Clubs

Outdoor shared activities such as walking in the woods and bike rides

Playing in the local streams

Thorpe Park, Fishers Farm, Lego Land

Go Ape

Quad Biking

Splashdown and New Forest Aqua Park

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Children's Guide

Every one of our homes has a children's guide for our young people, so they know what it is like living with us

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Statement of Purpose

To find out more about Garden House, please read our Statement of Purpose

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