4 Bed Care Home
WFH is a residential children’s home under the umbrella of New Forest Care Ltd, established to provide a safe and secure place, catering for Young People who have complex emotional, behavioural and educational difficulties. WFH specialises in the support of more challenging individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD); 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.
WFH is a large detached home, which is set in its own grounds of approximately one third of an acre, in a semi-rural location. It is a short distance away from the nearest town of Southampton (15 miles). It is situated in a quiet area and is well maintained. The nearest train stations are Totton (12 miles) and Southampton Central. Local amenities are also a short distance away, which include shops, sporting and leisure facilities. Within walking distance is the New Forest National Park and close by are several beaches.
The property has very pleasant, light and spacious rooms, furnished to a high standard. The kitchen has fitted units and a good range of equipment for use by Young People. The expansive gardens, houses a workshop where Young People can store or fix bicycles, undertake art / craft or pottery, learn simple mechanics, carpentry or play games. There is also a greenhouse available to allow Young People to grow their own produce with support.
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 items of sentimental value.
WFH is set up to accommodate up to four young people of either sex aged up to 18 years old on a planned basis who have autism.
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 and exceptionally vulnerable.