Phone: Main office: 01977 727901 Manager’s office: 01977 722851 Out of hours (Evenings & Weekends): 01977 722862
Star House is a purpose built residential home that provides planned short breaks (respite) to children and young people with learning disabilities and associated complex health care needs and/or challenging behaviours. Star House is able to meet the health care needs of children with very complex need - health and/or behavioural. Star House accommodates children aged 8 - 17yrs, but can take 5-8yrs in exceptional circumstances. Star House provides a safe and supportive environment for children and young people. Star House is also able to provide some domiciliary care in emergency situations. There are qualified nurses and health care / residential workers who work within the unit.
Promote opportunities to help disabled children and young people achieve their full potential.
Provide accommodation which is suitably adapted and meets the needs of disabled children and young people.
Provide a safe and supportive environment where children and young people are listened to an encouraged to express their needs, wishes and feelings.
Promote opportunities for children and young people to make choices.
Develop individual care programmes to meet the needs of each child or young person.
Support and work with family members and significant others, in meeting each child or young person's needs.
Assess and take acceptable risks in order to enable children and young people to develop to their full potential.
To actively support transition between services (education, other children's service providers and adult services) to achieve an effective move that supports the child and the family.