Residential and Respite


We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our residential provision. At this time, we cannot make the necessary changes whilst continuing to provide the quality of service our residents deserve. We will be working in collaboration with the Local Authority to ensure that we are equipped to provide this quality upon our reopening. Although we cannot guarantee a timeline, our current projection is to reopen in January 2024. We assure you that this will only be when we are satisfied that we can provide a good service.

Our education provision is not in any way impacted by this closure, and we continue to be on a strong improvement trajectory in this department.

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As well as offering day placements, we can also offer on site residential provision. A residential placement can be any number of nights. We operate a 37 week three term year, with half term breaks. Extended provision, including 52 weeks, is available on request. Accommodation is provided in one of our 5 onsite houses – this is currently Ruskin House.

Our residents are encouraged to develop independent living skills and while there is always a helping hand available, we encourage everyone to try and learn new skills. We eat, socialise and undertake household chores together, sharing experiences and making decisions on household matters including menus and leisure activities.

Developing daily living skills

  • Personal care

  • Healthy eating

  • Taking medication

  • Maintaining the home

  • Paying bills and budgeting

  • Employment and further education

  • Participating in community-based activities

Leisure and social activities are tailored to students’ needs and wishes. In the evening and at weekends there are organised leisure activities involving all residential students should they wish to participate. Students are involved in deciding (with other students and staff) what they would like to do. Students are encouraged to spend the majority of this time in social activities with others rather than in their rooms on their own, although this will depend on the individual.

Examples of activities;

  • Sport (in our campus grounds and hall)

  • Craft and art

  • Indoor games

  • Baking

  • Shopping trips

  • Movie night

  • Walks in local country park

  • Visit to local public house

Weekend activities may include days out using either public transport or one of our college vehicles

We are determined to provide support that improves the health and wellbeing of our residents and focus on achieving positive outcomes.


We also offer on site residential respite. At the moment this is only available to our current students. Respite stays can be booked by contacting Reception.

Students who choose to stay with us on respite stay in Ruskin House with the residential students. They join in the evening (or weekend) activities in the house. It is an excellent opportunity for the young person to take a step towards independence by staying on campus with their peers and familiar staff.