Welcome to Oak Cottage
|Purpose:||Severe LD, PMLD, PD, ABI, Sensory Impairment, Complex Healthcare Needs|
Managing the health needs of the children at Oak Cottage forms a significant part of the service that we provide and are firmly committed to meeting the very unique and individual health care needs of our children.
On admission to the home, the young people’s needs are assessed and individual placement plans are developed. Staff work closely with the young people to achieve their maximum potential, working on life skills, communication, self-esteem, and confidence. Ensuring at all times that the young people are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Emphasis is put on the young people having fun and enjoying their life, with activities planned around the individual needs of our young people.
It is important that the views and wishes of the young people are taken into account, the staff will establish their preferred communication method which will enable them to do this
Safeguarding procedures form an integral part of the daily responsibilities of staff in respect of protecting children. All children and young people must feel safe and secure.
Oak Cottage location features
- 9 Ground floor bedrooms
- Good sized garden and outdoor play area
- Dedicated transport
- Close to beautiful countryside and community activities
- Highly experienced leadership team
- Dedicated long serving staff
- Purposely adapted environment to meet the needs of each resident
Registered Manager Margaret Hopkins has an NVQ 4 in Care and Management. Margaret has worked over 14 years for Progress and 11 years working in the management team for the company. During this time she has developed her experience in working with children with learning and physical disabilities, sensory impairment, complex needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy, ABI and behaviours that challenge. In addition, Margaret has significant experience in working with looked after children during her long career as a Foster Carer.