Culcheth House 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 home is split into the main body of the house, which will accommodate four young people, and a self-contained annex which is attached to the home. This will hopefully be utilised for a young person to move towards semi-independent living as they get older and are ready for a transition from the care setting.
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 recognise 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. 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 conservatory. There are six bedrooms all en-suite; five bedrooms for young people and one 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.
Outside there is a large Garden and a parking area for vehicles.