Located within a village in Derbyshire, Moor Farm Cottage is an ‘Outstanding’ rated residential home. The service is designed to support 6 young people aged between 9 and 18 years old with a range of needs. This includes social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD), high-functioning autism, attachment difficulties, neglect, abuse and trauma.
Our aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that will enable individuals to achieve the best possible outcomes, whilst developing skills and supporting their interests.
The care we offer is developed through placement and behaviour support plans (where appropriate). We work closely as a multidisciplinary team with our feeder school Eastwood Grange to also provide individually tailored education and skills-based work programmes.
At Moor Farm Cottage, we provide a wide range of services. These include:
- A safe and nurturing environment
- A range of spacious communal spaces, including a lounge and rear garden
- Education services provided through strong links with Priory’s Eastwood Grange School
- Extensive therapy services
- Behavioural support
- Promoting social pedagogy
- Tailored care plans to the individual
- Developing independent life skills
- Onsite advocacy services
- Key working
- Coordinating contact with families
- Care pathway plans
- Young person’s meetings
- A range of planned activities
- Work experience opportunities
Our staff team
Our dedicated staff team at Moor Farm Cottage have a range of life and educational experiences, providing a variety of personalities, skills and interests to further support the young people. All of our staff also hold/or are working towards a Level 3 qualification in residential childcare.
Developing life skills
Moor Farm Cottage provides opportunities for the young people to develop their life skills through both planned and unplanned activities. Independence is addressed and evidenced through documentation, pictures and award schemes, so the young people can feel engaged and praised at all times to develop their self-worth and feel recognised for their abilities.
Examples of the life skills our young people develop include:
- Baking and cooking
- Community recognition
- Decorating and DIY
- Self-care and social presentation
Activities and facilities
Moor Farm Cottage has a range of facilities for the young people to enjoy, including a snug area which doubles as a computer and movie room. There is a large communal lounge with board games and DVD’s, as well as a private rear garden. The children’s home also has access to a sports hall with an indoor football pitch and basketball facilities.
A range of The range of activities our young people enjoy include:
- Arts and crafts
- City trips
- Games nights
- House holidays
- Laser Quest
- Night walks
- Outdoor pursuits
- Roller skating
- Themed food nights
- Seaside trips