A Carefully Adapted Space to Grow

A Carefully Adapted Space to Grow

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Welcome to Oak Cottage

Age Range: 5-18
Purpose: Severe LD, PMLD, PD, ABI, Sensory Impairment, Complex Healthcare Needs
Beds: 9
Oak Cottage consists of 2 houses on one site and provides high levels of care and support to children and young people with severe and complex disabilities and Acquired Brain Injury. Oak Cottage provides a safe and nurturing environment where preconceptions are challenged and young people are encouraged to be the best that they can be and to live life to its fullest.

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 Stacey Sheldon has 12 years’ experience working with children and young people with emotional behaviours that challenge, autism, mental health, ABI, sexualised behaviour and attachment disorders. Stacey has an NVQ level 2 and 3 in Children’s health and social care, a level 3 in management and is currently working towards her Level 5 in management. Stacey strives for the best outcomes of all the children and staff at Oak Cottage, making the home warm and welcoming to all who visit and ensuring Oak Cottage is a home where the voice of the child is heard.