4 Bed Care Home
HD is a residential children’s home under the umbrella of New Forest Care Ltd, established to provide a safe and secure environment, catering for Young People of who have complex emotional, behavioural and educational difficulties. HD specialises in the treatment of more challenging individuals, those who pose a specific risk to themselves and/ or the community, whose placements elsewhere have broken down, or are at risk of permanent exclusion.
HD is a large detached home, which is set in a semi-rural location, a short distance away from the nearest town of Southampton. It is situated in a quiet area and is well maintained. The nearest train stations are Totton (3 miles) and Southampton Central (8 miles) away. Local amenities are also a short distance away, which include shops, sporting and leisure facilities.
An independent flat is attached to the main house that maybe used to support the assessment of YP. The flat provides independent cooking facilities laundry, bathroom, bedroom, and lounge and garden access. The level of integration with the main house is dependent upon the ability of each resident and suitability. The resource can also be used as a transition facility for Young People experiencing some form of reintegration into the community, or to allow a full assessment of their needs to take place.
The property has very pleasant, light and spacious rooms, furnished to a high standard. The kitchen has recently been refurbished, with fitted units and a good range of equipment for use by Young People. There is a separate dining room leading from the kitchen, which overlooks the large enclosed rear garden, which can be used as a safe play area.
Each resident has their own bedroom, which is appropriately furnished, comfortable, welcoming and large enough to house a study desk, television and personal belongings. Children and Young People are encouraged to bring their own possessions, such as stereo, television, cherished toys or artefacts of sentimental value.
HD is set up to accommodate up to four young people of either sex aged between 10 and 18 years old, on a planned basis or as an emergency admission.
These will include complex young people who may be destructive, show violence and aggression towards others, self-harm, have certain diagnosed psychiatric or psychological disorders, be sexually abusive, have an addiction, abscond, have an eating disorder, be involved with criminal activities, have special needs (ADHD, ASD, SLD, MLD, EBD), are exceptionally vulnerable or other similar conditions. Certain disabilities (such as hearing impairments) or dual diagnosis can also be well catered for.