Next Stage 4 Life

Residential Children’s Homes in the North West

Shaping the future to create a better day everyday

Welcome to Next Stage 4 Life – providing children’s home placements and therapeutic care to children and young people across the North West. We operate our own homes, providing support for those children that need it most. We forge strong links between the children and their local community, giving them every opportunity to thrive whilst in our care.

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What We Do

We provide  safe homes for children and young people in the North West in need of placement. More information about our work, the services we provide, and our homes can be found on the following pages.

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About Us

Here you can find all about Next Stage 4 Life – who we are, what we do, and the vision we share to support all children and young people in our care. This page includes our Mission, our Values, and our Approach to residential therapeutic care.


We provide residential placements for children and young people aged 7 to 18 in our range of children’s homes across the North West. These include both planned placements and emergency placements, depending on each child’s needs. Details of our processes can be found here.

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We currently have eight fully-staffed and functional children’s homes operating in the region. Each home provides a safe environment for the children and young people that we care for, and offers them a place where they can thrive. Details of our individual homes can be found here.

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At Next Stage 4 Life, we understand that this is a difficult time for children, parents, and carers alike, so we have compiled some essential guidance for all affected parties to help the transition run more smoothly.

Young People

If you are a young person currently living or soon to be placed in one of our homes, this page will let you know what you can expect from your stay. It includes details of the support network you will have in place and how we can help you be your best.


This page contains essential advice for parents and carers during this difficult time. This includes information regarding the homes, making contact with your child, how we can support you, and more.


If you are a professional working with children and wish to make a referral to Next Stage 4 Life, this page contains essential information regarding our policies, standard operating procedures, recent Ofsted inspections, and more.

News & Insights

Latest blog posts

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For more information about the work we do here at Next Stage 4 Life, click on one of the links above, or get in touch with the team. You can call us today on 01942 818 569 to ask any questions you might have.

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“Working at Next Stage is great, you get to do really good things, supporting people to have an increased quality of life, always willing to listen to new ideas.”

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