Headstart Residential Care’s primary aim is to provide a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment. Oakfield House provides opportunities for maximum growth and proactively and therapeutically supports the young people in all aspects of their lives. Oakfield House has created a calm environment and a true sense of caring by the staff team who are fully trained in Autism, ABA and work closely with our therapists to support the development of our young people. Our Thrive practitioner also works closely with staff and provides clear strategies to support areas of development.
Oakfield House works with young people with learning disabilities, ASD and complex needs.
Oakfield House is set in its own grounds with a large house and The Annexe.
The Annexe accommodates 2 young people in their own private accommodation with their own bathroom and lounge. The Annexe is aimed at young people with more complex needs who need a higher level of support and personal care. Most residents living in The Annexe have waking night staff and a high input of therapeutic work. Some benefit from our care mentors training in Makaton and PECS which is used to support communication.
The main house accommodates 3 residents who are on the autistic spectrum, but are more able than the young people in the Annexe. Here we start to work on Independent living skills and personal care skills. We continue with communication skills where necessary. We have a structured programme, and the care mentors work closely with each child to support them to achieve the best outcomes. The therapeutic input continues to be integrated into all we do alongside dedicated 1:1 therapeutic sessions where needed.
The Home will ensure that each young person’s Individual Care Plan is followed and young people have a say in all aspects of their care, by being encouraged to express their wishes, views and beliefs.