Located within a small village in South Yorkshire, The Cloisters supports six young people aged 9-18 years with a range of needs. This includes social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, and behaviours that challenge.
The beautiful children’s home occupies a private and quiet setting in a rural location adjacent to farmland, with panoramic views of woodlands and open countryside. The service is also well placed for facilities in the village and nearby towns, as well as being easily accessible from motorways.
Supporting the needs of the young people
The Cloisters offers a safe, homely, nurturing and relaxed, yet structured environment. This encourages the young people to develop their social, educational and practical skills, as well as enjoy an active and fulfilling life in beautiful surroundings.
The majority of the young people will also receive individually tailored education provided by Eastwood Grange School, or a bespoke educational package can be discussed at the referral stage, including post-16 education.
The Cloisters offers a diverse staff team who are all encouraged to bring individual interests and hobbies into the home with a varied skillset, as well as offering 1:1 staffing ratios. The children’s home also provides opportunities for the young people to further develop their life and independence skills, through a range of in-house and planned community-based activities in the evenings and weekends.
- A spacious 6-bedded property
- A private and quiet rural setting adjacent to farmland, with panoramic views of woodland and open countryside
- Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted
- Individual bedrooms and a range of spacious communal facilities, including a family-style lounge, dining room, fully-equipped modern kitchen and a garden
- 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 range of both on-site and community-based activities
The facilities available
The whole ambiance of The Cloisters, including the décor, furniture and accessories, is designed to encourage warmth and stability.
There is a wide range of spacious facilities for the young people to enjoy, including a large family-style lounge, separate dining room, a fully-equipped modern kitchen, a computer area and a well-maintained garden. All of the individual bedrooms can be also personalised, and there are two bathrooms and two shower rooms available.
A range of activities
The Cloisters provides a range of activities at the home and in the community. This includes:
- Arts and crafts
- Board games and cards
- Books corner
- Computer games
- Cooking and baking
- Model making
- Trampoline parks
Achieving positive outcomes
The Cloisters have worked closely with a young person to successfully reintegrate them into education after three years of non-attendance. This was a success due to the excellent links between the residential and education aspects of care provided to the young people.
Another young person achieved good GCSE results, which enabled him to attend a mainstream college. In addition to this, tailored independence work was provided, allowing this young person to travel independently on a daily basis.