Residential Provision

Our Home residential care provision

We aim to provide a place of safety, nurture and wellbeing within a trusted environment. We have an extensive large team of professionals and practitioners that aim to meet the individual needs of each young person, enabling them to flourish and recognise their potential, with the safety and stabilisation of a family environment.


Ortu is here to enrich the lives of young people in our care by helping them to overcome their difficulties, fulfil their potential and achieve the very best outcomes. Ortu recognises that Education and Social Care are intrinsically linked, and we offer bespoke educational packages for our residents. Gaining recognised qualifications builds confidence and enhances our young people’s career choices and future job prospects.

Admissions Policy

Download a copy of our admissions policy here.

ortu residential care provision

Residential provision 16+ - provision

  • A tailored and bespoke independent living programme.
  • Accommodation with 24-hour support.
  • Bespoke care packages and support hours are dependent on individual needs.
  • Support to register with local health providers.
  • Support in accessing education, employment and training (with the company or externally).
  • Support with future housing – “Moving on programme”.
  • AQA/AQAUA/BTEC/ASDAN/SKILLS for life registration and support. Children transition at the end of their learning journey with pro-social skills and behaviours and are prepared to move to further or higher education by achieving English and Math’s GCSE/Functional skills or ASDAN.
  • Access to counselling and support in areas such as drug and alcohol, sexuality, sexual health, anger management, self-harm, safeguarding etc.
  • Financial advice and assistance.
  • Career advice and guidance.
  • Access to advocacy services.
  • Support in joining the Care Leavers Association and a national voice for peer support and guidance.

Careers vocational

Offers an exciting vocational curriculum including BTEC (Edexcel/Pearson), ASDAN and ABC qualifications.

  • Engineering
  • Sport
  • Youth Work
  • Hospitality
  • Health and Social Care
  • Business
  • Music

Career Zone qualifications are suitable for those wishing to go from school directly into employment or apprenticeships but are also accepted by the vast majority of universities for a variety of vocationally based courses.

In most cases, students choosing a Career Zone subject would be expected to have passed a level 2 qualification in that subject with a grade M.

2. Careers Guidance
Employability and Career development are important parts of being a Clovelly student.
Career Opportunities

a. Attends Careers talks and activities
Hear directly from local employers and work-related organisations, such as the Department for Work and Pension in our careers talk events.

b. Go on work placements
Experience work placements in a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, grounds maintenance, animal care, care sector (ADT and CHD), hair and beauty, and customer services.

c. Gain Transferable skills
Learn skills that you can use in a wide variety of setting whilst developing qualities that will help you be a valued employee and active citizen.

d. Experience and Mock interviews
Practice interview skills in a controlled setting and learn what employers are looking for during a successful interview.

e. Plan your career journey
Discuss future goals with our Careers Lead Aida Lockton and map out smart, realistic and practical actions to help make those goals a reality.

To help students gain practical work experience in real working environments before moving on to external placements, we also operate two enterprise opportunities – CHS Enterprise and in-house work-related learning and activities.

3. Apprenticeship and independent skills

All apprenticeships involve 80% of our student’s time being spent within the workplace. To support the training and development, the amount of time spent learning and training can vary depending on the employer and the type of apprenticeship. The most common types of study formats:

  • Day release to attend school
  • Block release at school

The levels are:

  • Intermediate apprenticeship Level 2 – equal to five GCSEs at grade 4/C
  • Advanced apprenticeship Level 3 – equal to A-levels
  • Independence

Our Care Programme

Secure Based Model

Sensitivity - Managing Feelings, Acceptance - Self-Esteem, Co-operation - Feeling Effective, Family Membership - Belonging, Availability - Trust.

Trauma Informed Practice

Safety-feeling physically and psychologically safe.


Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy.

Therapeutic Community Model

A residential, participative approach with individual and group-based sessions. Highly structured days with opportunities for community and personal chores, exercise, education and vocational time.

At Ortu, we provide a nurturing pathway to overcome adversity. We believe that the heart of this starts with relationships, in order to build growth, trust and development in all the young people we are fortunate enough to care for and educate.