Our mission statement

“An organisation can never be a true parent, however it can apply the values and principles of good parenting. Our aim is to achieve this through promoting an awareness of a young person’s perspective, and by never losing sight, within the ‘big picture’, of the small actions that make a real difference to young children’s daily lives.”

Timeout are a family run organisation, established with the aim of making a real difference to the lives of children with complex needs.

The first Timeout Home was opened in Ripponden in 2004. Timeout now has 12 homes: 8 in the North West and 4 in West Yorkshire. We have developed an integrated, therapeutic, evidence-based approach to care that has enabled Timeout to become a first-call company for many local authorities.

It was decided very early that to provide the kind of care we knew young people needed, we would only offer solo or dual occupancy in our homes with a minimum of 1:1 care. Each home is designed specifically to nurture young people so they can learn how to live a positive, independent life.

A central part of the therapeutic development of a young person is their education. Although we strive to keep a child’s placement in mainstream schools, Timeout set up 2 specialist schools for those who have been excluded or require more detailed support. Our schools provide tailored educational programs for every pupil. The excellent quality of our schooling has led to local authorities taking day places for pupils unable to cope in mainstream education.

“Our strength is helping children who need one to one staffing levels to equip them with the skills to progress in life.”
- Janet Lumb, CEO of Timeout Homes

Our People

At Timeout it is our people who give us our identity and culture and this differentiates us. It is our commitment in hiring and developing teams to deliver the highest quality of care with the aim to achieve the best outcomes possible for the children in our care.

The role our people have is a challenging one but it also one which is hugely rewarding with real opportunities to work as part of a team to make a real difference to a child’s life. To support this work we provide a full comprehensive professional development for everyone to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to develop a successful career in this sector.

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Timeout Foundation

The Timeout Foundation was born out of the desire to promote looked after children and their carers in a positive light and to promote all the excellent care that is delivered in this arena.

The Timeout Foundation gives children and young people from Timeout Homes the opportunity to explore how they can make a real contribution to the world around them. Whether you are an individual or a company representative, you can learn about our work and how you can help make a genuine difference in a young person’s life.

We have a strong commitment to making a real difference in these children’s lives and, in particular, giving them the skills to understand their own self worth. The Foundation was a natural extension of our determination to give these children confidence in their future.

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