Project Description

Brook House

A spacious home from home

Brook House is a four bedroom detached house, in a semi-rural area close to amenities and leisure and recreational activities, which has been specifically adapted to suit the needs of a children’s home, for the accommodation of three young people of both sex between the ages of 7 and 17 years old on admission. The accommodation is decorated to a high standard, which is conducive to providing a friendly and homely atmosphere.

The home has three young people’s bedrooms, a staff sleep in and a family bathroom upstairs. We recognise the importance of the need for both companionship and privacy. We have one large lounge, which is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. The home has a dining area where the young people can benefit from the family experiences that are had when eating a meal. The home has a fully fitted kitchen, with all the modern appliances and a conservatory. Downstairs there is also a utility room and toilet and snug area.

The young people are encouraged to have some input into the continued maintaining of the home We believe in involving all of the young people with any project that is to be completed within the home. The rationale behind this is to give a sense of belonging and commitment to the home.

Each of the young person’s bedrooms is warm and bright and we encourage all those who come and live with us to bring their own personal possessions so as to make their bedroom feel their own and we encourage this through personalisation upon arrival where each young person is given a room budget, this is to promote the young people taking ownership of their surroundings. We provide a TV in each bedroom.

Outside there is a large Garden and a parking area for vehicles.

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Facilities

There is a bathroom with a bath and shower combined on this floor.  There is a large living dining room, with a dining area.  On the ground floor is also a wc, kitchen and utility room.  Young people can meet privately with their visitors and there is also space available for private activities, play recreation amenities eg, television, video and music centres, which is connected to a small conservatory which is also a second office.

Ofsted Good Rating
Cathryn Manser | Registered Manager | New Horizons (NW)

Cathryn Manser

REGISTERED MANAGER

Cathryn Joined the company in September 2019, firstly on relief, then applying for and securing a deputy manager post. Since then, Cathryn has become a manager of a three bed home in the Leyland area.

“I love my job and the staff are amazing. The company has supported me every step of the way through my progression to becoming a manager, for which I am very grateful. I feel supported in every aspect of my work because of the encouragement and stability this provides. Staff progression is a company priority, which is fantastic as I believe this helps with staff retention, which shows in the way the whole team works together, in the best interest of the young people.

The company’s focus is 100% child centric, which really shows through in outstanding outcomes for the young people. The children are widely involved in decisions for the homes in which they live and each director knows each and every one of them, which I’ve never witnessed before at other companies. Every staff member goes above and beyond for the children and their dedication and commitment shines through on a daily basis.

I absolutely adore my job and love coming to work each day. I have worked for many companies in the past and I can honestly say this is the best Children’s care provider I have come across. For once I actually feel valued, which is definitely a huge positive for me.”

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