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St Cuthbert’s Care has three residential children’s homes in the region, each providing invaluable care and support for children and young people who are unable to live with their own families.

As a result of the trauma they have experienced in their lives, children and young people moving into our homes often have very complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Our skilled and dedicated staff are trained in helping them to overcome these difficulties, discover their aspirations and prepare for a brighter future. Our Auton homes provide a stable, traditional, domestic environment where children and young people can be nurtured, cherished and given the structure they need in their lives to enable them to reach their full potential.

Our history

From the day our charity was founded in 1946, St Cuthbert’s Care has been committed to the welfare of children. Our Auton children’s residential homes are named after Leslie Auton, who was cared for by the charity when it was known as the Diocesan Rescue Society. He bequeathed a substantial legacy to us, over a decade ago, asking that it be used to benefit children in care.

Today, our Auton children’s homes continue to offer a safe environment for vulnerable young people where staff act as positive role models and inspire youngsters to develop their self-esteem and confidence.

If you would like to discuss placements in our homes, please contact Amanda Head, Director of Care on 0191 228 8001.

“Thank you for everything you have done for me; thank you for not giving up on me and helping me get where I am today. Thank you all for being there for me when I needed you – it feels like I’ve been here for ever, there are so many memories and so many new things I’ve learned while living here. I just can’t thank you enough!”

Young person previously cared for at Auton Villa