We design individual programmes for each child or young person who stays in one of our residences to ensure his or her specific needs are met.
Residential and teaching staff are in regular close contact to make sure there is consistency and continuity of care.
There is a high staff to pupil ratio and each residence has waking night staff. Each young person stays in a personalised bedroom. All the residences have welcoming communal areas and low arousal decoration. Computers with internet access are available for homework and leisure.
No. 11: ten residents
No. 12: five to ten residents and short break
No. 27: Wendy Brown Flat: four residents
No. 27: Elizabeth Flat: four residents
No 11 has a greater emphasis on the use of structure, timetables and visual supports and on the use of the low arousal approach. Mealtimes are ‘family’ affairs where our young people are encouraged to sit together and interact.
No 12 provides a more homely environment with a domestic kitchen. This means our young people are more involved in preparing meals and have more opportunities to learn independent living skills.
No 27 accommodates mainly young people with Asperger syndrome. It provides many opportunities for socialising and interaction. The environment is very homely and affords many opportunities for personal growth and development. Individual bedrooms, available to all young people, allow for personalising living space.
Some joint activities are run for all young people, but the residences also tailor their activities to reflect the interests of the young people living there.