Meeko House is an Ofsted-registered children's residential home, catering for 12-18 year olds with on-going mental needs and challenging behaviours that may prevent them from functioning within the community.
Our aim is to support young people through an in-depth and integrated approach to health, care and education, in a nuturing yet safe environment, and to achieve excellent individual outcomes. At Meeko House, the staff will get to know each young person and their expectations. Every young person will will have personalised plans that cover their placement, individual needs and education. The plans are developed with the young person, parents, carers and placing authorities.
We also carry out impact assessments for each placement.
Each young person will be supported to build of their daily living skills, engage in the education or vocation of their choice, build positive relationships and understand boundaries.
Meeko House is supported by a multi-disciplinary team with an assistant psychologist and an occupational therapist working at the house on a full-time basis. Our overall aim is to provide a stable environment for young people, where their mental health needs can be supported and where they develop the skills to be able to move forward in their journey towards independence.
Our home has two wings; each with 8 en-suite bedrooms and a dining room with cooking facilities, where young people can make their own meals or cook for others, if they wish to do so. Cooking is encouraged within the home to promote daily living skills.
There is a communal lounge area where the children can relax and watch television and read books. Meeko House also has a recreational room with a pool table, air hockey and board games.
Young people will be educated at our on-site school, Home Tree School. This provides a personalised education approach at key stages 3, 4 and 5, and we support every young person with 25 hours of weekly education.