Care and Accommodation
The Shires at Stretton Home
The Shires at Stretton Home comprises of three accommodation locations. There are nine bedrooms located in the beautiful main house, some rooms benefit from en-suite facilities. There are shower, bath, and wet room facilities enabling young people to develop independence linked to supporting their own personal hygiene. The main house has large lounge areas where children and young people can relax and spend time together. There is a dining space and life skills room where children and young people are supported to sit and share meal-times together as a family. Our young people are encouraged to engage in the preparation of their own meals as part of their wider progression towards independence. In the main house there is a ‘sensory snug’ where our young people can relax amongst the light and bubble tubes when they need regulatory opportunities throughout their day. The main house has direct access out to green open spaces that comprise of trampolines, swings, climbing frames, a sensory garden, and secure green open spaces that children and young people can use as part of their daily regulatory exercise.
On the same site as the main house is The Cottage. The Cottage comprises of three bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, and dining area and immediate access out to a secure garden that has trampolines, swings, and sand pits.
Off the main site and situated in Stretton Village is Stowe Court. Stowe Court is a small house in a community village setting comprising of two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, and garden with swing equipment. Young People that live here transition to the main site for their education and like The Cottage and main building young people are supported 24/7 by care support workers.
The Shires at Oakham Home
The Shires at Oakham Home is a beautiful family home with bedrooms, bathrooms, dining area, computer room and a sensory room with light tubes and ball pit with instant access to a garden space that can be used all year round, no matter the weather, to enjoy swings, trampolines, and outdoor gym equipment. All young people are supported 24/7 with waking staff on duty to look after any needs they have throughout the night.
Leisure and activity
All children and young people are supported to develop their wider leisure and activity interests. The homes provide a range of interesting and engaging activities outside the time spent in the classroom.
- Visits to places of interest, including historic buildings, nature reserves, parks, seaside.
- Leisure facilities which provide activities such as ice skating, horse riding, sailing, swimming.
- Adventure playgrounds and recreational and sports facilities for PE, games and other activities such as ten pin bowling.
- Local sites of interest such as farms, shops, and garages.
During holiday periods, activity weeks are organised where special activities are arranged. These activities may include canoeing, kayaking, climbing, camping and other outdoor adventure activities, as well as trips further afield.