The Lilias Graham Trust

Information for Families

For families who are coming to stay at The Lilias Graham Trust, it’s normal to feel unsure about what to expect




We at The Lilias Graham Trust would like to welcome you to look at our facility before you come to stay with us – this way you know who we are, what we look like and what to expect when you come here for an assessment.

We are an assessment unit but we hope it will become your home while you are with us – a place where you can be at home with your family. All we ask is that we can be part of your life whilst you are here and that you allow us to provide you with advice and support in the hope that it assists you in being the best parent you can be.

We share our opinions with both you and with your social worker – and you will see everything we report or write concerning you and your children/child whilst you are here. We have what we call “Review Meetings” every week, whereby you have the opportunity to tell your social worker how you feel, and how you think your placement is going.

When you first come to The Lilias Graham Trust, we have a goal setting meeting. This helps everyone involved to decide what kind of shared goals you will work towards while you are here and these weekly family reviews will help to determine how you have met these goals.

Everything we do is about you and your children/child, and how you feel about them. We use a programme called “Five to Thrive” which is based on the five key ingredients to help a baby’s development and brain to grow. These are:

  • Talk

  • Play

  • Relax

  • Cuddle

  • Respond

The staff at The Lilias Graham trust will you to understand more about this programme as your placement continues.

All of the staff at The Lilias Graham Trust are friendly and approachable so we encourage you to come and talk to us if there is anything we can do to help or if there is anything you are not happy with. Hopefully there will be time when you can come and visit us before you and your social worker make the decision to come to LGT, so you can see what it is like for yourself and we can tell you more.

We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Jane Carter, Chief Executive

5 to thrive

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To help you decide if it’s the right choice for your family, take a look at some of the videos from families that have stayed with us in the past: