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 at the front of the home and an enclosed garden to the rear.
On the ground floor there is a lounge, large kitchen/dining room for cooking and baking activities, carers office, carers bedroom, wet room and conservatory. The conservatory is used as a “chill out/snug” room for the young people, which is currently being redecorated.
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 ensuite and the third young person has use of the main bathroom. The young people are supported and encouraged to personalise their bedrooms to their own individual tastes and interests which reinforces Oracle’s value “child focused.” All 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 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 (House Model of Parenting).
The Local Area
Cranfield is a village with local facilities 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 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 are implementing Oracle values into our everyday practice and making a conscious effort to hold this in the forefront of our work ethic in our daily rituals and 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 within the young people through role-modelling to deliver high expectations and positive outcomes for our young people