Apple Tree House is a service, which provides specialist residential care for children and young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities, with the option to transition into independent living or return home with support. The home is part of a growing range of flexible services provided by Potens aimed at children and young people with varying degrees of disabilities.
The home is situated on the on the outskirts of Weymouth, Dorset. It is very close to one of the main roads in Weymouth, with easy access to the main routes in and out of Weymouth.
The accommodation has been designed for three children and young people aged 11 -18 regardless of gender.
Apple Tree House has been carefully adapted to provide specialist accommodation for children and young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties, Autism, ADHD and associated behavioural challenges, children accommodated at the home may also present with mental health problems, self-harming and children who are socially and emotionally delayed through neglect and harm. The team has undergone specialist training in using the PACE approach alongside the DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) network. This included consultation and training sessions with a consultant.
We will work with children and young people to support them in all aspects of their care, working towards agreed targets which are set to focus the personal development of children in areas which present barriers to enable successful transitions into adulthood and or a move into the community.
A lot of emphasis is put on the children having fun and enjoying life to the maximum, with activities planned around their individual needs. We pride ourselves in maintaining relationships and working closely with parents/carers, and welcome ideas and involvement.
The staff team support parents/carers to develop a sound understanding of each aspect of the child’s individual needs.
As part of our commitment to providing high quality services, we will constantly strive to meet targets that improve outcomes for children and young people.
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Potens has multiple agencies in various locations around England and Northern Ireland offering suitable accommodation, supported living, domiciliary care and respite or short breaks. Please see our locations page for more information about services in your area, or please contact us to find out more. If you'd like to make a referral, please go here
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