About Us

Place of Progress specialises in providing trauma informed accommodation based services for Children Looked After and Care Leavers. Our staff have a genuine sense of purpose and are passionate about improving the outcomes of individuals accessing our services.

With years of professional experience within the Social Care sector, we are determined to offer the highest standard of support and assist our children and young people to achieve outcomes that are positive and sustainable in the long term.

We offer the following services for Children Looked After and Care Leavers, who may be experiencing complex trauma and additional support needs such as substance use, offending behaviour and mental health issues.

    • 16+ support and accommodation for Children Looked After aged 16 and 17 years old, staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • 18+ shared accommodation with support provided on a floating support basis.

We have high aspirations for the young people we support and approach our work in a way that reduces the occurrence of re-traumatisation, integrating a trauma informed approach into our policies, procedures and practic

Our highly experienced and skilled teams consist of dedicated Managers, Support Workers, an Integrative Therapist and we work closely with partner agencies and stakeholders to ensure all support needs are met.

Our Mission

To reduce re-traumatisation by adopting a trauma informed approach in our policies, procedures and practice.

Our Vision

Place of Progress’ vision is of a society where those accessing services are treated with dignity, compassion and respect by all those they come into contact with.

Our Values

Perseverance – never giving up on people.

We are committed to working with children and young people who are often seen as too complex for other services, are deprived of the time and investment required to achieve positive outcomes and may have experience previous placement break downs. We know that our aims can be best met through collaboration with other agencies and foster partnerships to achieve this.

Optimism – high aspirations and expectations for all.

We believe that everyone can achieve goals if afforded the right environment and opportunities and therefore set high aspirations and expectations for all of our services users, treating them with dignity and respect. Building up their skills, capabilities and positive social networks, can prevent needs increasing leading to more acute and costly services. We take individual needs and capabilities into account and tailor our support accordingly.

Professional, skilled and compassionate.

All staff working for Place of Progress, whether paid or voluntary, are committed to working professionally, with compassion, prepared to challenge, but also nurture. All of our teams are educated, skilled and well trained to provide safe and therapeutic environments. Staff are trusted to make decisions in the best interest of the individual.

Our Services

All of our provisions focus primarily on preparing young people to progress towards independence whilst accessing advice and support from qualified and experienced staff. Our homes are located in residential areas and look no different to any other family home.

  • 16+ accommodation and support, staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 18+ shared accommodation
  • Female only shared accommodation

Supported Housing for Care Leavers

We provide a safe place to call home for young people leaving care and who still require support in relation to their trauma, mental health, substance use, offending behaviour, social networks and exclusion from education.

Leaving care can be a challenging time for young people and along with the responsibilities of living independently, make this a particularly vulnerable period.

Etana House offers comfortable homely accommodation with shared facilities, 1:1 key worker support and pathway planning. Support sessions are tailored to meet individual needs and all referrals are risk assessed to ensure that our provision is suitable for their needs and will not adversely impact on existing residents.

Our aim is to ensure that every young person who accesses our service feels happy, safe and settled during their stay and empowered to make a success of the transition into adulthood.

Our Locations

London Borough Hillingdon, UB8

16+ accommodation and support, staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

4 double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, lounge, office, garden, Wi-Fi

LB Barking & Dagenham, IG11 – Female only shared 

2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, shower room, kitchen, dining room, office, garden, Wi-Fi and 24/7 emergency line

London Borough Bexley, DA8 – 18+ shared 

3 double rooms, kitchen, lounge, bathroom, office, garden and Wi-Fi and 24/7 emergency line

Royal Borough Greenwich, SE18 – 18+ shared

4 double bedrooms, kitchen and breakfast bar, bathroom, shower room, garden, Wi-Fi and 24/7 emergency line

London Borough Redbridge, IG3 

16+ accommodation and support, staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room, office, garden, Wi-Fi

Serena House Residential Family Centre

** Opening Soon **

Serena House, located in Surrey will open as a Residential Family Centre for up to 7 families; 3 single placements for 1 parent and 1 child and 4 placements for couples or parents with multiple children.

We provide residential parenting assessments that are robust, fair and evidence based and therefore conclusive in judgement.

Admission into Serena House will enable each family to be provided with a place of safety together and for parents to develop their parenting skills and demonstrate their ability to meet the needs of their child(ren).

Our staff will be trained in the use of Parent Assessment Manuel (PAMS) and also offer educational and support services to teach parenting and life skills in a nurturing environment.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like further information about our services, feel free to get in touch. 

You can call, email us or complete the form below. 

Phone Number

Registered Address

Place Of Progress Ltd
International House
776-778 Barking Road
E13 9PJ