January 2018

The Benefits of Residential Care

One of our young people tells us about their experience of living in one of our residential care houses.


Hi, I’m 16 years of age. I’ve lived at Cowdenlaws for 8 months. I was new to being in residential care and was previously in a foster placement but only for a few weeks. Cowdenlaws has […]

November 2017

Whitehope: expressions of non-violence

Whitehope: expressions of non-violence

By: Matthew McFadzean

When we opened Whitehope in January 2016, most members of the team were new to Care Visions, and to Residential Child Care. Eighteen months on, I find myself reflecting on our journey so far. I can see the challenges we have faced, and the ways we have grown by […]

October 2017

Roots and Wings – Strong Relationships

Roots and Wings – the power of strong relationships

By – Colin Steedman

The time had come for one of our young people to move on. He had reached a stage whereby further progressing his independence meant transferring to alternative accommodation. There was a sense of nervous anticipation, and we were aware the young person was […]

Outrageous Ambitions

Outrageous: exceeding the limits of what is usual

By Danny 

Outrageous Ambitions. There’s nothing like breaking bread to entice a group of young people to a gathering.  And if that bread is adorned with molten mozzarella and there’s a guitar ringing in the background, all the better.  When a rendition of Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ […]

August 2017

A Late Harvest

“With every deed, you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see” – Ella Wheeler Willcox
By Joy Wakenshaw.
It was over eight years when Care Visions welcomed a fifteen year old girl to their residential service in the south region. During the year and a half before that, she had experienced sixteen […]

July 2017

Video: Continued Relationships Can Overcome Loneliness

Continued Relationships Can Overcome Loneliness
Video by emmstudio.co.uk
The Why Not? team and some care-experienced young people spent some time at Erskine Music and Media studio, to create a film based on their experiences of loneliness and the importance of relationships in all of our lives.
Being included, active and contributing to the community supports a sense […]