Who we Are

Phoenix Learning & Care Group is all about working with young people and young adults

The Phoenix Learning & Care Group was established in 2006 by a small collective of like minded individuals with a real passion for providing excellent services to those in need. The group’s headquarters is based in Barnstaple, North Devon.

A passion for providing services to those who need them

Our mission is to meet individuals social or educational needs across the South West Peninsula. The group has quickly grown to be a well-respected provider of services throughout the South West.

We do this in various service settings, always trying to put the young person at the centre of our thinking and practice. Our aim is to improve the individual’s skills and abilities to allow them to be more effective, productive and valued members of society.

“Putting the young person at the centre of our thinking”

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We operate a number of children’s homes for young people unable to live at home and for whom a foster family is not suitable or is an aspiration. The main aim of our children’s homes is to:-

  • assist the young person to work through the crisis,
  • develop the skills and abilities needed to move on, either back home, into foster care or independence.

The Group also has specialist children’s homes where the young people have similar specific needs and the staff are trained and committed to working in that dedicated area.

There are two schools operated by the Group providing alternative education for young people who cannot maintain a placement in a main stream education setting. Both schools offer a broad curriculum following the key skills set out by the National Curriculum. The small classes and individual educational programmes are monitored and reviewed on a daily and weekly basis to enable real progress for each learner.

Oakwood Court College is the Group’s specialist further education college for young adults aged between 16 and 25 years old who have learning disabilities. The college is a special place and students’ progress through one, two or three year courses leaving the college with a great chance of living independently and finding meaningful employment.

“An inspiring college providing heaps of care and support”

The Group also provide residential care and supported living placements for former students and other younger adults with learning disabilities, supporting them to live an ordinary life.

The Phoenix Learning & Care Group seek to give young people opportunities for life and living,  a real sense of achievement and pathway to an independent future.

Thank you
Jon Pain
CEO