Nightingale is a detached two storey 5-bedroom home set in the quaint village of Ravensden, set back from the main road with its own private driveway.
Nightingale provides care for a maximum of 3 young people with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and associated complex needs. This is including, but not exclusively limited to; mild learning disabilities, Child Sexual Exploitation risk factors, sexualised behaviours, non-compliance with education, self-harm, aggression and Child Criminal Exploitation. Nightingale will look after young people aged between 8 and 17 years on arrival, however young people under 8 years old will be considered subject to a robust impact assessment being completed on them. Any young person turning 18 and requiring a short-term extension will also be considered in partnership with Ofsted. If an extension on the ages is deemed possible, the Statement of Purpose will be updated to reflect this, and an impact assessment would be completed.
Key aims and objectives of the home are as follows:
- To offer care of the highest quality to young people based on their individual care needs.
- To provide security and stability for young people in Esland’s care.
- To provide age-appropriate routines and activities to encourage young people to develop their social skills, and to maintain existing practical skills, whilst learning new ones.
- To devise a comprehensive and individualised placement plan to meet the young person’s physical, personal, social, psychological/emotional, behavioral, cultural, spiritual, communication and health care needs.
- To promote the active and positive presence of young people within their local community.
- To empower young people to exercise choice.
On the ground floor there is a lounge, large kitchen/dining room for cooking and baking activities, office and shower/ bathroom and a conservatory with a computer, games and board games.
On the first floor there is a bathroom and 5 bedrooms, of which 2 are staff sleep in bedrooms. Each young person has their own bedroom that can be locked, allowing for both privacy and security. Bedrooms are fully equipped and provide a space to relax and study privately. All young people may hold a key to their own room. For safety reasons, staff can gain access to bedrooms and bathrooms if necessary. Young people are encouraged and will be supported to personalise their own rooms.