A specialist Wrexham-based therapy organisation for children who have experienced a history of trauma and victimisation is set to expand its residential offering thanks to a £2.3m funding package from HSBC UK.
Woodlands Ltd, established by Darryl Williams in 1999, offers a highly specialised therapeutic environment for the care, supervision, education and treatment of young people – aged up to 18.
The seven-figure funding from HSBC UK will enable Woodlands to purchase another property in Wrexham and adapt it to provide space for three additional children. The new home will complement Woodland’s school and four other Woodlands residencies in the town which are currently housing 18 young people. To date the organisation has supported over 80 residents from across the UK.
The funding will also allow Woodlands to recruit an additional 15 to 16 staff, including a therapist who will work with an existing team of four qualified in-house therapists.
Darryl Williams, Director and Owner of Woodlands, said:
“The funding is central to allowing Woodlands to grow and continue its world-class therapeutic services. But alongside the financial support, we have also benefited from incredible business insight through working with John and the HSBC UK team. Their empathy towards our residents and our cause has been hugely valuable in building our working relationship.”
John Paulson, Relationship Manager for North Staffordshire and Cheshire at HSBC UK, said:
“Darryl and his team have built an impressive reputation in this very specialist field. We’re proud to support them and we’re looking forward to seeing Woodlands continue to provide unrivalled care and therapy for its residents.”
Woodlands has recently been rated as ‘Excellent’ by Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales.