Limestone Cottage is set in a rural location, but close to towns and cities which are a short drive away.
We like to ensure Limestone Cottage feels like a home- everyone is welcome and we thrive on providing nurture and support for our young people.
The Limestone Cottage Team
Everyone at limestone brings something different to the home in their own unique way. We have staff who have a range of skills, which allows us to be versatile. We have lots of staff who worked in different professions before coming to work at Limestone, which allows us to undertake different activities in and out of the home. We have thrill seekers, along with some that enjoy walks and the countryside. Staff at Limestone have a strong sense of being part of a family in the home, and like to enjoy mealtimes and days out altogether but love a movie night too! Everyone at Limestone is supportive and likes to give the best care they can to the children in their care.
Limestone Cottage is a home for up to three young people. It is situated in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Here at Limestone Cottage, we pride ourselves on creating a home rather than simply a place to live for our young people. We want our children to feel part of the Limestone Cottage family, and so we place a big importance on eating meals together and going out on trips as a group. We promote individuality and encourage our children to grow into the people they want to be. Everyone at Esland and Limestone Cottage wants to help the young people achieve their best outcomes and provide a safe environment for them to thrive in.
"His placement at Limestone has been his longest placement since coming into care and this placement had also been the only placement whereby he had not assaulted staff, which highlights just how much he had progressed with you and how much he thought of you all."
Outcomes for Children
- Working towards making the young people more independent and building on their skills to be independent.
- Working with the young people to be more confident and having self-worth
- Reducing self-harm incidents and working together to ensure we can support the young person.
- Reducing the missing from cares and providing them with stability.
- Showing the young people how to build positive relationships.
- Promote a positive relationship with multi-agency professionals.
Activities at Limestone Cottage
Here at Limestone, we love going on activities which are fun and educational. We have a staff team who loves having fun and finding new places to visit. Limestone has many adventurous activities close to us. We also enjoy driving a little further afield and visiting the seaside and Alton towers. Also, because our staff all drive, we can offer fun days out. Activities at Limestone can be inside the home too, as we have a big garden with a trampoline, and we also have lots of games to play.
"I have been to Limestone Cottage on two occasions and on both occasions, I have found the staff to be very welcoming and helpful. They made themselves available to talk to me and because they know I am a newly-allocated social worker, they passed on as much information as possible."
Why should local authorities place at Limestone Cottage?
Local authorities place with us for our location, as we are out of cities and towns but close enough to drive to places. Local authorities can see we have provided a safe, secure placement which offers support and nurturing to our young people. Limestone has been recognised for its approach to support children with childhood trauma. In the past, Limestone has been home to children with additional needs and it has been recognised how our staff were able to change their approach according to the individual. We have has local authorities who have wanted to bring young people back to Limestone because of the positive relationships staff made with that child and other adults involved with the young person.