Registered Manager: Ben Beynon
High Anchorage Home is a large six bedroomed detached property situated in a rural location in the Forest of Dean.
The accommodation, which is fully centrally heated, consists of:
- A large lounge equipped with a TV, Sky and DVD player.
- A large dining area adjoining the lounge.
- A fully fitted kitchen.
- A separate utility room/laundry.
- An education room with a PC for use by the young people. This room can also be used to facilitate family visits.
- Staff office.
- Two well equipped shared bathrooms for the use of the young people and a separate downstairs WC.
- Two staff bedrooms, one of which is en-suite to provide staff washing facilities.
- Four young people’s bedrooms.
- To the front and side of the house, there is ample parking spaces for at least 8 cars, and a large private garden and open countryside with views of the Forest of Dean.
Each young person has their own bedroom with privacy, subject to safeguarding for the young person’s safety and protection. All bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, bedding, study desk and lighting. Each room is provided with a television, storage space for clothing and safe storage for personal belongings. Any valuables belonging to the young person can be stored securely. Each room will have a lock and the young person will be responsible for the key to this and the upkeep of their room, with support from the home where required.
The home is located on the outskirts of a rural community that includes farmland, woodland and a main village which is within walking distance, has a Primary School, Post Office, general store, Library, and several other shops. The village has a regular bus service.
The closest town is within 3 miles and offers facilities such as supermarkets, a train and bus station, local Youth Clubs and Sea Cadets, leisure centre and a fishing lake.
The home is situated in the Forest of Dean which offers a range of outdoor activities which are easily accessible.
Children make significant progress in this home. Children are well supported to develop independence skills that are tailored to their needs and abilities.
Education is promoted in this home. All children attend school or college, and the staff have good communication with the education providers.
Children are encouraged to develop their interests, and social opportunities are facilitated. Two of the children have recently started attending the local Scout and Brownies groups. Previously, staff found a LGBTQ+ group for a child who identified themselves as being part of this community.
Staff have positive working relationships with involved professionals. Staff are warm and genuine in their interaction with children.