OAK HOUSE


Oak House is located within a residential area within close vicinity to Southport Centre. The home is ideally located with parks, shops and leisure facilities in the immediate vicinity as well as being close to a number of bus routes and Southport railway station. There are two main motorways close by M57 and M58 which both lead onto the main A570 road which leads to the home.

Each young person, who resides at Oak House, will have their own bedroom. There are two shared bathrooms on the first floor which consist of a bath, shower and toilet. There is one staff sleep in room on the first floor and a second/office on the second floor.

Oak House has the following facilities:

  • TV
  • Toys
  • DVDs
  • Computer
  • Laptops
  • Games
  • Music System
  • Reading Materials
  • Magazines
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Books
  • Activity Equipment
  • Own personal car
  • Visitors Room – where young people can bring family and friends to the unit

The kitchen area can be used by the young person to both learn and practice new skills in preparing and cooking food.

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.

Young people have access to the telephone to use in private, this can be access at appropriate times throughout the day. The telephone will be kept within the office and available on request.

The young people have access to a games room which includes a chill out area with corner sofa , a library area, a full size pool table, music system,  50″ plasma TV and games consoles.

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 aspects of their life and plan for the future. Young people will be encouraged to be actively involved in the local community.

The below floor consists of a self contained recently fully refurbished modern apartment and can be used for solo or semi-independent placements. There is a kitchen diner, a living room , a bathroom, one young persons bedroom , staff sleep in room and an office/staff sleep in room.

Oak house has been decorated to the highest standard and is a reflection of our care

floorplan

LOCAL AREA

Southport is a large seaside town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England. With an approximate population of 90,336 Southport is the eleventh most populous settlement in North West England.
Southport lies on the Irish Sea coast of North West England and is fringed to the north by the Ribble estuary. The town is situated 16.7 miles to the north of the city of Liverpool and 14.8 miles southwest of the city of Preston.
Extensive sand dunes stretch for several miles between Birkdale and Woodvale to the south of the town. The Ainsdale sand dunes have been designated as a National Nature Reserve in England and a Ramsar site. Local fauna include the Natterjack toad and the Sand lizard. The town contains examples of Victorian architecture and town planning, on Lord Street and elsewhere. A particular feature of the town is the extensive tree planting. This was one of the conditions required by the Hesketh family when they made land available for development in the 19th century. Hesketh Park at the northern end of the town is named after the Hesketh family, having been built on land donated by Rev. Charles Hesketh.
Southport today is still one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK. It hosts varied events including an annual air show on and over the beach, and the largest independent flower show in the UK in Victoria Park. The town is at the centre of England’s Golf Coast and has hosted The Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

LOCAL SCHOOLS

The town possesses a variety of academic institutions. The all-girls Greenbank High School is situated next to the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, and is a certified Specialist Language College, teaching Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian and Mandarin Chinese GCSE’s. The male equivalent (also situated in Birkdale) is the all-boys Birkdale High School, a school specialising in Mathematics.

Meols Cop High School is situated in the Blowick area of Southport and is one of the six schools in the country chosen to be written about in OfSTED’s School Inspections handbook of 2012. Meols Cop High School has recently become one of the highest achieving schools in Sefton.

There are several other high schools prominent in the town, including Stanley High School, which is a specialist Sports College and Christ the King which is the highest achieving high school in Southport.

FURTHER EDUCATION

The town has two Further education colleges: Southport College that is situated near to the town centre and King George V College which is on Scarisbrick New Road in the Blowick area of the town.

Southport College offers a wide range of subjects and courses that are available to meet a range of students with different abilities. King George V College (KGV) offers both A-Level and Business And Technology Education Council courses and the college requires higher GCSE grades to be accepted onto the course desired.

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