CHERRY HOUSE


Each young person, who resides at Cherry House, will have their own bedroom. There is one shared bathroom on the first floor which consist of a bath, shower and toilet plus one master bedroom with large ensuite facilities and three other bedrooms two being staff sleep in rooms.

Cherry House has the following facilities:

  • Plasma TVs
  • Toys
  • DVDs
  • Laptops
  • Games consoles
  • Music system
  • Reading Materials
  • Magazines
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Activity Equipment

The young person will be assigned a key worker who will take the lead responsibility in implementing the care plan.

Each young person will be actively encouraged to take part in all aspects of their life and plan for the future. Young people will be encouraged to be actively involved in the local community. Cherry house has been decorated to the highest standard and is a reflection of our care.

The laundry area within the kitchen consist of an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. An Iron and ironing board and a sink for hand washing are also available. Depending on their age it is expected that young people will make use of these facilities on a regular basis to build up independence/life skills.

There is a large dinning room and living room with an adjoining large conservatory which can be used as a therapy or chill out room. There is also a garage joining onto the property. The property has a well maintained rear and side garden complete with a decking and BBQ area and plantation area for the young people to grown their own fruits and vegetables.

The large modern kitchen area complete with granite work tops can be used by the young person to both learn and practice new skills in preparing and cooking food.

LOCAL AREA

Skelmersdale, located between Wigan and Ormskirk in West Lancashire, was designated a New Town in 1961, designed to house overspill population from the north Merseyside conurbation. Due to the arrival of a large number of former Liverpool residents, the town retains a strong cultural association with Liverpool. The role of Liverpool in the recent history of Skelmersdale cannot be understated, and many do still feel a close connection with the city. Skelmersdale has a population of approximately 38,813. As its name suggests, Skelmersdale is situated on a small valley through which the small River Tawd, a tributary of the River Douglas, runs through. The town was designed to accommodate both plant life and compact housing estates. Even in the town centre there is an unusually large amount of forestation. The large Beacon County Park lies to the west of Skelmersdale, where the iconic Beacon Point lies, along with the golf club. The town borders the village of Upholland to the east, eventually leading into the Wigan area of Greater Manchester, West Lancashire’s administrative centre Ormskirk to the north-west, and Saint Helens to the south. The M58 runs through Skelmersdale. The New Town is the larger eastern half of the town, the Old Town ‘Old Skem’ is the smaller portion to the west.

LOCAL SCHOOLS

Skelmersdale has a number of primary schools, and has three high schools. These are Our Lady Queen Of Peace Catholic Engineering College, Lathom High School and Glenburn Sports College.

West Lancashire College has a campus in the centre of the town. The college merged with Newcastle College in 2007 and was recently graded as ‘outstanding’ in a recent OFSTED inspection.

There is also the Maharishi School that has performed well in OFSTED and school league tables. It was one of 24 schools that applied for and received government funding as a flagship free school.

Skelmersdale also is home to a large public library whose facilities include free internet access and an extensive local history section.

LOCAL SHOPS

Skelmersdale’s town centre is made up of The Concourse Shopping Centre, colloquially known as “The Conny”.

The Concourse is now home to many stores such as Home Bargains and Argos, as well as a McDonalds restaurant and KFC, both of which are located in the nearby car park.

There are an abundance of smaller shopping parades in Skelmersdale which include Sandy Lane, Digmoor Parade and Ashurst Shopping Centre.

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