Robin House is located in Cranfield, a village in Bedfordshire.
Robin House is a detached two storey house, set back from the main road with its own private driveway and an enclosed garden to the rear.
On the ground floor there is a lounge, large kitchen/dining room, carers office, carers bedroom, wet room and a conservatory. The conservatory is used as a “chill out/snug” room for our young people.
On the first floor, there is the main bathroom and 4 bedrooms. One bedroom is used as a carers bedroom and the other bedrooms are for 3 young people- each of the young people have their own bedroom. Two of the bedrooms have an en-suite and the third young person has use of the main bathroom. Our young people are supported and encouraged to personalise their bedrooms to their own individual tastes and interests. All of our young people hold a key to their own room to enable privacy and security. For safety reasons, carers can gain access to bedrooms and bathrooms if necessary.
The home offers a warm, welcoming feel; however, this is currently being developed and adapted as we decorate the home and involve the young people in the home’s improvements. The carers at Robin House are currently focusing on recognising the family rituals we have at Robin and what it is in particular which provides a “secure base” for our young people (The House Model of Parenting).
The Local Area
Cranfield is a village with lots of amenities, including a post office, supermarkets, cafe, estate agent, park and places of religions worship. Also, within the local area is a university and small commercial airport. There are good public transport links, and the home has two cars to enable our young people to engage in a wide range of health, education, recreation and leisure opportunities, both locally and regionally.
The Robin House Team
At Robin House we implement Esland's values into our everyday practice and make a conscious effort to hold this in the forefront of our work ethic in our daily rituals and in working with our young people, focusing on a different value each month.
A Robin represents;
- Good Luck
- Bright futures
As a team, we aim to embed this into our daily practice and promote this amongst our young people through role-modelling, to deliver high expectations and positive outcomes for our children.