Fairway Lodge is a spacious children’s home in Devon for three young people aged 7-17 years with a range of needs. This includes autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated difficulties which may originate from learning difficulties.
The newly refurbished children’s home is located within a rural location and provides a safe, nurturing and valuing environment.
Supporting the needs of the young people
At Fairway Lodge, the experienced, positive and supportive staff team always put the needs of the children and young people above everything else.
All of the children and young people are actively involved in individual and group planning, as well as encouraged and supported to take part in their reviews, if they wish. The staff team understand that this can sometimes be a daunting process and so provide innovative and creative ways to enable the children and young people to express their views.
There is a wide range of planned activities and all of the children and young people are actively involved with choosing both new activities to engage in and activities they already enjoy. They are also supported in choosing meals for the weekly menus using methods that work best for them.
A newly refurbished home situated within a quiet rural setting
Spacious communal areas, including a family-style kitchen, dining room, lounge, snug and home office/study area
All of the children and young people have their own individualised bedrooms
Bespoke care packages and individually tailored education services provided by Quay View School and Tor View School
A homely and nurturing atmosphere, where achievements are acknowledged and praised
Opportunities to develop interests, aspirations, social and emotional resilience, communication skills, self-esteem and confidence
Access to a wide range of on-site and community-based activities
The facilities available
All of the children and young people at Fairway Lodge have their own bedroom which they are encouraged to decorate and personalise to reflect their individual personalities and tastes. There are also en-suite facilities to maximise privacy and independence.
Within the children’s home, there is a range of spacious communal areas, including a kitchen, dining room and a lounge with a television, games console and DVD player. There is also a large secure outdoor space with grass, picnic benches and raised flowerbeds, where vegetables can be grown.
A range of activities
Fairway Lodge offers a wide range of activities and education, social, recreational and cultural opportunities, both in the home and the surrounding areas. Near to the children’s home there are numerous local community facilities and activities for the children and young people to enjoy. These include:
- A cinema
- A leisure centre and adventure centre
- A park
- Walks and picnics