Overview of the home

Braemar Gardens is a large, detached home located near to the city centre of Sunderland registered with Ofsted (SC405285).

Caring for autistic children and young people to lead happy, healthy, fulfilled lives is what we’re most passionate about. Our 24-hour bespoke support services are designed and specifically tailored to the needs of each person within our care. 

Welcome from the Registered Manager

Julie Dunlop 

Julie started North East Autism Society in 1987 and has over 30 years’ experience working with young people across different residential settings. Julie began her career as a Residential Childcare Officer before developing her knowledge and skills to become a senior for over 15 years based at Thornhill Park. Julie was part of the first transition team leaving Thornhill Park to help support the first Home in Children services which developed Julie with more knowledge in management. 


  • NVQ Level 2 – Care and Knowledge evidence
  • NVQ Level 3 – Health & social care (children & young people)
  • NVQ Level 4 - Health & social care (children & young people)
  • NVQ Level 5– Leadership & management for care services Safe handling of medication
What our parents say...

Several years ago, when we asked for support for managing our situation, we asked specifically if we could have a different and better way of being a family. NEAS has completely stepped up to enable this wish to be met. We remain feeling completely blessed to have found such an amazing team, whose dedication to their work is beyond doubt.

What social workers say...

Well done and thank you to the team for helping make a difference and sustaining a placement during challenging times, when others may have not.

Statement of Purpose

A Statement of Purpose provides an overview of Braemar Gardens. It is our statutory duty to produce this document under the Care Standards Act 2000 and Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, but we hope it will also provide you with some useful information about what we do.

Braemar Gardens Statement of Purpose