A safe, comfortable and nurturing environment to welcome all young people and help them to feel like a part of the Oakwood team.
The home has two buildings on site, the Main house where there are four bedrooms for young people and the Lodge where there is an additional bedroom for a young person and two staff sleep rooms. The Lodge can be utilised to support pathways plans for independence, support for young people with additional sensory needs, mental health concerns. The Lodge provides a space for young people to personalise and promote daily independent, life skills tasks. The Main House contains the staff office, four staff sleep rooms and the managers office.
The Oakwood Team
We have a large and diverse staff team, who have a wealth of experience, training and knowledge around supporting young people with varying complexities and needs.
We have created a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment within the home and the team to welcome all young people and help them to feel like a part of the Oakwood team (adults and young people). This is beneficial for the young people are it allows them to invest in the team and the home as a placement, and feel they have a strong support network around them to achieve their goals and ambitions.
One of our current young people have stated to us, they “don’t feel like they are in care at Oakwood” which is a testament to the support, care and the nurturing environment that is created and maintained by the staff team.
The young people are involved in care planning and this allows them to take some ownership and responsibility for how the staff respond to them, but also for how they present to the staff when feeling anxious or excited.