Bay House is a service that provides specialist residential short breaks for children with moderate to severe learning difficulties, Autism, ADHD and associated behavioural challenges, physical disabilities and sensory impairment.
There are currently 22 children who enjoy the support of short breaks with ages ranging from 6 years old to 17 years old, we make sure that we complete a compatibility assessment as the children have a varied age range.
There are five bedrooms for children with additional sleeping facilities for staff. Two of the bedrooms on the ground floor are suitable for wheelchair usage.
To keep children safe from the road a keypad entry system to the main front door and side door is in place which has been agreed with parents/carers and social workers as preventative measures to keep young people safe. Additionally, there is a large expanse of garden which has been developed and is enjoyed by all the children who stay at Bay House, it has been adapted to support children who are physically less able than others.
We work with children to support them in all aspects of their care, working towards agreed targets which are set to focus the personal development in areas which present barriers and to achieving short term outcomes. 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.
Key workers play an active role in supporting children with any homework they may have, working in partnership with professionals in education, ensuring that children reach their maximum potential.
If you would like any additional information or a copy of our Statement of Purpose then please contact
Tel: 01305 779979
Regulation and registration
Bay House is registered with OFSTED to provide short breaks in a children’s home setting to children and you people with physical disabilities and learning disabilities. Bay House’s unique reference number (URN) is 1221437.
Our latest OFSTED report can be found here.
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