Reflective spaces at Ashdale Care standard

Looking after the staff who work at Ashdale Care is a core focus of the organisation. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup, so keeping our staff cups full is vital in the care of our children and young people. One of the newest introductions to supporting our carers’ mental health and wellbeing are Reflective Spaces. Olivia McGrath, Clinical Service Manager, explains more: “During the first 90 minutes of a team meeting a member of the Clinical team will facilitate a Reflective Space. This is a protected time and space to explore situations that have come up for the team, specifically quite challenging situations and their emotional reaction to it. The aim is to further develop the skill ...

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30 years of caring standard

Ashdale Care CEO Paula tells us how she fulfilled her vision of a very different kind of care home for children. The story of Ashdale Care Ireland began back in the 1990s, when Social Work student Paula Kane observed how traumatised children were placed in institutions and expected to conform, when they felt worthless and detached from society. As Paula went to work in the social care field she recalls...

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