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"Fancy a Cuppa?"

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week on the theme of Loneliness. Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and it can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. It’s important to remember that these feelings can pass and that there are lots of ways we can help each…

"You can't pour from an empty cup"

Arcellia the assistant psychologist here at Timeout believes selfcare for carers is paramount to looking after the children in our care. In 2020 in the midst of the pandemic Arcellia set up a self care workshop which was conducted over Microsoft teams, I am sure you will all agree the timing of the set up…

National Garden week!!

This week we see the beginning of National Garden week and I wanted to focus on Zandra our Head Gardener at Brearley Hall. Zandra has shared some insights with me around her job role at Timeout.   I work at Brearley Hall Gardens as a gardener. I see the kids everyday and say hello and…

Future Leaders!

Last week we saw our year 10 & 11 pupils from Elland House School took part in mock interviews to help give them employment skills for when they leave us. What a way to prepare the young students for working life than with a mock interview, the interviews took place at the head office at…

From Teacher to Head of Education!

James has been with Timeout for nearly seven years, James started his career with us as a teacher within our school Riverbank in 2015. James’ leadership skills and dedication lead him to being promoted to Head of Education in 2018. James’ hard work has paid off as he now heads up all of the education…

Our budding Scientists!

Last week saw British Science Week commence.     All pupils from all three schools gathered at Brearley Hall which was the perfect setting for science week with the school hosting its very own science lab. Science week meant all three schools came together and the children were split into six groups of Brearley, Elland…

Freedom to be Different!

Neurodiversity Week!   Yesterday marked the first day of Neurodiversity week. The aim of this celebration is to acknowledge that everyone has varying neurobiological differences (posh way of saying our brains are wired differently). Instead of us stigmatising and excluding neurodivergent individuals, we should appreciate their individuality and focus on their strengths.     The…

Timeout through the years!

Timeout opened its doors back in 2004 the children’s homes was the masterplan of Janet Lumb. Timeout is a family run business which has developed from a small one office based within a mill in Ripponden to owning the entire mill where it homes the head offices, training rooms, plus Timeout’s first school Riverbank.  …

Help for the children!

I cannot always write happy positive posts, in these uncertain times. It seems so surreal to be talking about a war so close to home. The war against the Ukraine is absolutely heart wrenching. It is so amazing to see so many helping with aid and cash donations for the suffering people of Ukraine. Timeout…

Communication is Key!

We have a fantastic Speech therapy team here at Timeout. Lorna is our head speech therapist and Hannah is our speech therapist assistant.   Their roles involve  accessing all children in our care as well as the pupils in our schools at Timeout, Riverbank and Brearley Hall. At this time Lorna and Hannah are focusing…

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