Providing a semi-independent care program and assessment to young adults with mild to moderate learning difficulties aged 16-25.
The Cottage is a spacious 2 bedroomed home located in the Market Town of Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
There is excellent access to shops, public transport and recreational leisure facilities. The home is well presented and decorated to a high standard and provides a safe and secure environment.
Our semi-independent service provides an initial assessment to identify areas that need further development.This provision of a focused programme for the individual to fully develop and enhance the skills already acquired, encourages a more independent future.
We are fully aware that transition and any associated move is a daunting and frightening prospect to our young adults.
Therefore it is important that we consider the impact upon their emotional welfare and so where required, the therapeutic interventions and support that may have been provided will continue to be an important aspect of their care plan.
The team are experienced in working alongside young people and adults who have various complex needs and challenging behaviours.They are highly skilled in being able to implement strategies as well as negotiation and communication to diffuse potential difficulties.
We are committed to bringing positive change to the lives of those in our care through engaging, developing and establishing respectful, reliable relationships with key staff members.
We have some excellent links with local colleges that provide opportunities for further education, alongside small local businesses that have enabled our young adults to gain work experience through both paid and voluntary employment.