Douglas House is a two bedroom detached house, set in a semi-rural location which has been specifically adapted to suit the needs of a children’s home, for the accommodation of two 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 two young people’s bedrooms, a staff sleep in and a family bathroom upstairs. We recognize the importance of the need for both companionship and privacy. We have one open plan large lounge, which is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable and 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. There is also a conservatory which operates as a staff office.
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.
Douglas house has an enclosed garden and parking.