Although Ingleton is a small place, it is host to many activities and a number of local shops along a with a large amount of lovely scenic walks such as Ingleton Waterfalls and the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Ingleton boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool, a pump track for the budding BMX enthusiast and an indoor climbing wall. For the real thrill seeker, we also have a network of caves and potholes to crawl through.
Thorngarth is a seven bedroomed detached house, which has been specifically adapted to suit the needs of a children’s home, for the accommodation of five young people of both sex between the ages of 8 and 18 years old on admission. The accommodation is decorated to a high standard, which is conducive to providing a friendly and homely atmosphere.
The maintenance and décor of the home is an ongoing project, which the young people are encouraged to have some input into. We believe in involving all of the young people with any project that is to be completed within the home. The rationale behind this is to give a sense of belonging and commitment to the home.
We recognize the importance of the need for both companionship and privacy. We have one large communal lounge, which is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable and equipped with a Television, a DVD player and a games console, there are also a number of reading books and board games on offer. There is also a second lounge available for the young people to relax and watch TV. The home has a dining area where the young people can benefit from the family experiences that are had when eating a meal. The home has a fully fitted kitchen, with all the modern appliances and a separate utility room to cook in. There are seven bedrooms in total; five bedrooms with en-suite for young people and two for the staff who are sleeping in.
Each of the young person’s bedrooms is warm and bright and we encourage all those who come and live with us to bring their own personal possessions so as to make their bedroom feel their own and we encourage this through personalisation upon arrival where each young person is given a room budget, this is to promote the young people taking ownership of their surroundings. We provide a TV and CD /radio in each bedroom.