Oak Farm House
Located in a rural setting, on the outskirts of a village community, Oak Farm House is a lovely home providing comfortable and well-equipped accommodation for up to three boys aged between seven and eighteen.
We provide short break residential care packages to young people who have been assessed as presenting learning, emotional or behavioural difficulties. The ethos of the home encourages personal growth through providing an emotionally supportive environment.
The house has large communal spaces and attractive gardens that offer a peaceful and nurturing environment for young people, as well as a homely living space.
We offer routines of activities and educational topics to help stabilise young people who may be in crisis. It is important that young people staying with us on a short-term basis feel valued and that their time spent with us is productive and meaningful.
We work hard to provide a safe environment free from abuse in its many forms and we actively promote respect and dignity for everyone regardless of their race, cultural background or ability.
We believe educational development is an important part of helping to prepare young people for eventual reintegration into the wider community. This approach aids the reparative process and offers them the chance to maximise their future life choices.
Sitting alongside an education focus is the availability of a wide choice of activities for each young person; these can be based both in the home and in the wider local community.
To deliver on our aims, and to fulfil the opportunities inherent in every young person we need the help and support of a very strong staff team. All of them are committed to the home and have undertaken training across many aspects of the care of young people including safeguarding, child protection, behaviour management, first aid, ADHD and Autism, and they all undertake the Diploma Level 3 in Caring for Children and Young People.
Everyone at Oak Farm House combines a professional approach with compassion and a genuine desire to achieve the very best outcomes for the young people who come to live with us. We want everyone who comes to stay at the home to mature and grow into young adults who are capable of leading fulfilled and independent lives.
Elizabeth Duncanson - Interim Manager
T: 01530 230177