The Residential Assessment Centre has now closed and the Trustees are exploring new services that will still be connected to supporting housing and early intervention. More information will follow, however in the interim if you want more information or you have any questions please contact the team on or 01384 872817

Welcome to our brand new website!

To our new friends and followers, welcome! We are pleased to announce our website has now launched! We hope you find everything you are looking for and if not, please find our contact details and feel free to get in touch with us.

We have a dedicated team aiming to keep you updated on all the exciting things happening at Living Springs, so keep a look out for any new posts or stories being uploaded.

Our website hopes to deliver all the latest news, updates and new ways we are working towards best practice. To see how we’re doing, visit us here at Stories!

Registered Manager

We are pleased to announce, Sara Simmonds is now our registered Residential Manager.

Sara describes herself as a “leader but still a learner” and has dedicated her time at Living Springs in setting high standards for our staff in enthusiasm, resilience and professionalism. Sara has tirelessly worked towards reaching best practice at Living Springs and has many more exciting ideas to implement for the future.

Sara began working with us in April 2014 as a Family Assessment Worker. Sara has since then undertaken further qualifications and following an OFSTED interview became Living Springs registered Residential Manager on 27th April 2020 and we are so happy to have her.

Sara worked alongside our Founder, Jane Chapman for many years and when Sara graduated, Jane was there to celebrate the occasion.

Jane offered these words of support and encouragement to Sara:

“I am delighted that Sara is the new Residential Manager. I believe that I am leaving the Centre in a very safe pair of hands. Sara is extremely knowledgeable and has extensive experience in the field of children and families. She has all the right skills and abilities required to lead the staff team into the next phase of the journey. Therefore, I have no doubt at all that she will more than adequately meet the many challenges and requirements of this important role.”

Clap for our NHS and Social Care Workers

We have seen lots of videos of you all clapping and cheering for your NHS and Social Care Workers over the last couple of weeks. This has made Thursday evenings a special time for everyone.

We would like to thank all of our neighbours and friends for their ongoing support. Here at Living Springs, many of our staff are classified as Key Workers and so it has been very important to us to know we have the support of friends and families, local communities and the nation.

Our staff have been committed to ensuring the centre has run as normally as possible in the current circumstances. We have policies in place that mirror the Government guidelines and our staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that the we keep our families and ourselves safe.

We cannot thank you all enough for your continued support at this time. Check out our Instagram posts to see our “rainbows of hope” that we have displayed all around the centre. As well as the other ways #FriendsOfLivingSprings have been supporting us at this time.

Summertime at Living Springs

We always receive lots of compliments from our visitors about how wonderful our site is. But especially at this time of year. The main house is often the focus of our centre, however there is so much more.

The grass is cut, the flowers are blooming, and the herbs are in full display. Being based in the countryside allows our families to experience a taste of the rural life. With tractors travelling past, birds singing and a bumblebee flying by. If you’re lucky, you’ll see bunny rabbits and pheasants roaming the grounds. The odd frog or two as well.

We pride ourselves on our location. Our location provides a calm, nurturing environment away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this allows time to reflect and relax. Check out our Instagram posts to see a little pocket of sunshine.