Meadow View

Preston

Meadow View will provide long and short-term residential care for one young person of any gender with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The house aims to be a ‘home from home’, a place where residents can feel safe, secure, comfortable and cared for. The service will be opening in May 2020.

Meadow View will focus on establishing a place of safety, building meaningful and lasting relationships and supporting individuals to access the support they require in order to make a positive difference to their lives. Residents are to be supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a qualified and committed staff team who will ensure that they have access to educational and recreational opportunities. Where appropriate staff will encourage residents to build and maintain relationships with families and communities.

The home is semi-detached and set within a quiet residential street. The area provides easy access to a wide range of local amenities including a doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, shops, post office, community centre, youth clubs and leisure opportunities. Meadow View is also fortunate to benefit from its proximity to Avenham and Miller park which features an abundance of woodland areas, duck ponds, fountains and a play area. The park also features a recreational space, complete with grass pitches, and tennis and basketball courts.

There are several primary and secondary schools within the area and where possible and appropriate our residents are to be supported to attend these schools in order to further embed themselves in the local community and make friends. Individuals will have their own spacious bedroom that they are encouraged to personalise and make their own. The home also has a number of communal areas including a kitchen, living room, bathroom and a garden.

Meadow View has a unit vehicle which enables residents to go on trips and activities, attend school and to meet up with friends and family. Visitors are welcome at the home and residents are encouraged to invite their friends and family. All visits will be coordinated with and approved by the staff team.

Our resident profile:

  • Children and young people, aged 7-17
  • Involved in or at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE), sexualised behaviours, violence and aggression
  • May present with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Have mental health challenges such as anxiety or depression
  • Presenting with self-harm
  • May have a history of previous placement breakdowns

Activities

Residents will be motivated to take part in a range of activities that benefit their physical and mental health and wellbeing. They will have a choice of activities each week including horse riding, ice skating, trampolining, dance, swimming and music, as well as an opportunity to become a member of a local club such as cadets or guides. They will also be taken on regular outings to local attractions such as museums and the zoo.

Education

We believe that education provides the foundation for future success and achievement, and great emphasis is placed upon the children and young people having excellent attendance at school. The staff team will promote a positive attitude to learning, keeping in close contact with school staff, sharing all relevant information, attending all parents evenings and encouraging and supporting all out of school learning. We will work closely with local schools and colleges with guidance from the Virtual School to ensure children get the most appropriate placement for them and that any Special Educational Needs (SEN) are identified at the earliest opportunity.

Our community links:

  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Avenham and Miller park
  • Preston City Centre featuring St George’s shopping mall, a library, cinema and numerous restaurants
  • Hoghton Tower
  • The Bee Centre
  • Bowling alley, go karting, ice skate rink, trampoline studio
  • Community groups – dance clubs, Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts, football and swimming etc
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We are able to take referrals 7 days a week. For more information or to make a referral please call 0808 164 4450 or email [email protected].

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