Moor Field House is located on the outskirts of a small village in Derbyshire. The children’s home supports three children and young people aged 8-18 years with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, as well as behaviours that may challenge. The children’s home is also rated ‘Good’ overall by Ofsted, with ‘Outstanding’ features.
Supporting the needs of the young people
The children and young people at Moor Field House will usually have experienced family separation, repeated placement breakdown, neglect, abuse and trauma. They may also show confusion, a distorted view of life and present challenging, anti-social behaviour.
The aim at Moor Field House is to provide a safe, nurturing and valuing environment. The service consists of qualified, skilled practitioners and is designed to meet the needs of the individual, through daily living experiences and activities that are personal to them.
Moor Field House has a sister home called Moor Farm Cottage, and the two homes have the same registered manager but their own deputy house managers. The team also consists of two senior team leaders, two deputy team leaders, child care officers and waking night staff. Both of the homes work closely with each other and have one staff team that covers both of the services. This improves the level of support for the young people and staff, enabling more opportunities and different surroundings.
- A small 3-bedded home providing a close family unit setting
- Rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features by Ofsted
- Individual bedrooms and a range of communal facilities, including a modern kitchen/dining area, lounge and games/study room
- Bespoke care packages and individually tailored education services provided by Eastwood Grange School and other external educational provisions
- Access to a range of therapy services are available, as required
- A wide variety of both on-site and community-based activities
The facilities available
Moor Field House is a dormer bungalow built a few years ago to a high specification. The children’s home comprises of three large bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities and its own free standing bath. Each young person has their own individualised bedroom which can be locked, allowing for both privacy and security. The bedrooms are fully-equipped and provide a safe space to relax and wind-down.
There is a range of communal areas, including a lounge and a separate games room, that has been tastefully furnished to suit the older young people, as well as a large modern kitchen/diner with patio doors, leading to the outside area at the back of the home. To the front of the home, there is a lawn area providing views across surrounding fields.
A range of activities
Moor Field House provides a range of activities at the home and in the community. This includes:
- Cinema trips
- Charity events
- Football matches
- House holidays
- Outdoor adventure games
- Outdoor pursuits
- Shopping trips
- Sports and youth clubs
- Theme parks
- Trampoline parks
- Use of a local sports barn
Achieving positive outcomes
A young person at Moor Field House is currently completing a further education college course in health and social care. Another young person is progressing in independent life skills and is getting ready to transition home after completing their exams.
The positive outcomes also include a young person who was previously out of education, now engaging in a tailor-made programme, and a young person having a part-time job. All of the young people at Moor Field House actively engage in outdoor activities as well and they have recently helped raise money for Young Minds and Mental Health Awareness.