63

Garden Scarecrow

Quick Look Info

  • Placement Type: Children’s Home
  • Age Range: 8-18
  • Number of Places: 1
  • Location: North Devon

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63 is situated in a quiet, central part of Bideford, lying in the north of the beautiful county of Devon. Barnstaple is only ten minutes and Exeter one hour and thirty minutes by car, or one hour by train from Barnstaple.

The home is a three bedroom terrace house, with a lounge/dining room and kitchen on the ground floor. Upstairs is the young person’s bedroom (which they are able to personalise), along with the staff office/sleep in room, a separate sleep in room for staff and a family bathroom.

The staff team at 63 are committed to supporting young people to achieve goals which have not been within their reach before, due to their very varied circumstances.

Young people will be given the opportunity, if appropriate, to have an input into decision making and their care; they are encouraged to take part in weekly house meetings and be involved in the day to day running of their home.

The staff endeavour to ensure that the home is a welcoming and nice place for young people to reside. They encourage the young person to make full advantage of  everything the area has to offer such as: cinema, bowling, youth clubs, leisure centre and museums and to engage in craft work such as jigsaws, art, cooking and  knitting and to also interact as much as possible with local initiatives.

‘The whole ethos of the home is centred on the individual’

 

Bideford Bridge

If appropriate the young person is able to earn trust time in order to go off site without staff. This is a great incentive for the young person and promotes self esteem and confidence. The whole ethos of the home is, as mentioned, centred on the individual that is residing. This will be in large to meet the direct needs set out by their care plan, once placement has occurred at 63.

The staff endeavour to ensure that the home is a welcoming and nice place for young people to reside. They encourage the young person to make full advantage of  everything the area has to offer such as: cinema, bowling, youth clubs, leisure centre and museums and to engage in craft work such as jigsaws, art, cooking and  knitting and to also interact as much as possible with local initiatives.

If appropriate the young person is able to earn trust time in order to go off site without staff. This is a great incentive for the young person and promotes self esteem and confidence.

The whole ethos of the home is, as mentioned, centred on the individual that is residing. This will be in large to meet the direct needs set out by their care plan, once placement has occurred at 63.

The whole ethos of the home is, as mentioned, centred on the individual that is residing. This will be in large to meet the direct needs set out by their care plan, once placement has occurred at 63.

Catering to the young person’s needs can and does change on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This includes: changing Educational needs, as they progress, to emotional support and guidance, as they grow within their placement. Support in a variety of circumstances is provided. This can range from problems the young person may experience, in everyday life, to making them aware of changes they will encounter upon leaving their placement with us.

Young people are provided with the knowledge and guidance relating to such things as budgeting house bills, conducting themselves in certain situations, C.V. writing and job applications etc. Young people at 63 appreciate the cost of living as we encourage them to save money by opening them a bank account. It is our key responsibility to equip all young persons with the life skills needed to lead a healthy and successful life.