It was actually a pretty easy decision to come to. Last year it would have been more difficult.
What we’ve seen is that the need and demand for our services and those like ours is enormous, but the deployment of them with our partners in local authorities and SEN schools is much more difficult to achieve in the conditions and in our format.
We’re coming up to 8 years old in a few months, and we think we’ve done great work with so many young people in that time, but over the last 12-24 months we’ve seen the dynamics change and we thought it was the right time to take a pause and reevaluate.
We think the SEN school staff, social workers and other local authority staff are doing an amazing job and they should have the full support of everyone in the community. Their jobs are demanding, constantly evolving and resources are spread thinly. In the circumstances they’re doing really well.
We’re going to take 12 months to see how things change and will reconvene then to come up with a plan. Until then, a huge thank you to everyone who we’ve worked with and who’s supported us – we’ll see you.
The MSH team. 💗