Wakefield have five two bedded children’s homes and a specialist home

. They look like all the other homes on the same street and are small nurturing environments for you to enjoy and thrive. Everyone here wants to help you to achieve your best and provide a safe environment for you to thrive in. We understand that moving to a new place to live can sometimes be scary.

Here's what young people in Wakefield think of our homes:

"My carers are funny"

"I have a nice bedroom"

"Everyone takes an interest in me and say I am amazing"

"I do nice things"

"I am kept safe"

"My carers try their best and want the best for me"

"I am always listened to and respected"

"This is my 6th placement in 2 years. It is now my last and longest placement and I now call it home"

"This is the best home I have ever lived"

"My carers are beautiful and I love them, they are my sunshine and rainbow"

"We are extended family"

"I am listened to and taken seriously"

"My carers look out for my family as well me"

"My carers believe in me"

"Sam is like my Mum figure"

Homes Manager, Samantha Walshaw

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I started this job such a long time ago to be a positive influence

I started this job such a long time ago to be a positive influence to each and every young person and family that I spend time with. It may feel scary right now but we will be with you every step of the way. Here at Cottam Home and Regent Home we believe you should have everything you need to enjoy life. We promise to always listen to you and support you in every way we can.

My staff are very special and will support you throughout your journey making many happy memories along the way. Together we can achieve anything!!! The possibilities are endless.

We can’t wait to meet you!

My Mobile 07787273519 

My email sjwalshaw@wakefield.gov.uk


Assistant Manager, Ihsan Manzoor

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I have worked with young people for such a long time because I believe you should get the very best support possible. My main priority is to make sure you feel safe, well cared for and make memories for the future. I enjoy building relationships and learning about young people including what’s most important to you, your favourite hobbies, meals and much more! We hope you will really like it here. I’ll always be here if you have any questions.

See you soon J