The Pines is a five bedroom detached house, which has been specifically adapted to suit the needs of a children’s home, for the accommodation of four 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 four young people’s bedrooms with two family bathrooms. We recognise the importance of the need for both companionship and privacy. We have one large lounge, which is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. The kitchen is fully fitted, with all the modern appliances. The home has an open dining area where the young people can benefit from the family experiences that are had when eating a meal. There is also an additional conservatory for the young people to relax in. Upstairs there is a staff office/sleep in room and also a manager’s office/sleep in room.
The young people are encouraged to have some input into into the continual maintenance and decoration 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 an enclosed Garden and a parking area for vehicles.