Wasdale childrens resource centre
Children and young people between the ages of 8 and 17 years come to Wasdale
All the children and young people who stay or spend time at Wasdale have a learning, physical or sensory disability.
They come to have “sleepovers” be with their friends and have fun! First and foremost we hope they enjoy themselves make friends and at the same time develop their existing abilities and learn new skills. Children are treated with dignity and respect and listened to.
Wasdale itself has many facilities including a Sensory, games room, computer room, TV lounge and dining/playroom, plus a very exciting outdoor play area.
There are seven individual bedrooms, two on the ground floor which are fully adapted for children who use a wheelchair or cannot climb stairs, as well as five bedrooms on the first floor. Also on the first floor there is one shower room/toilet and one bathroom/toilet. On the ground floor is a large bathroom, which is fully adapted. One of the downstairs bedrooms has an en-suite shower/toilet. Tracking hoists are used in these areas.
There is a staff team who look after and support the children making sure that the environment is safe and running well, following all the rules and is an Outstanding place to come. We have a cook who makes amazing meals and we cater to all dietary needs. Drivers to drive the bus and get where we need to go. All the staff are very good listeners. Staff will ALWAYS encourage you to do the best that YOU can !
As well as the many activities at Wasdale itself, staff may take children out during their stay. This may be to the local park or shops or nearby community facilities such as Cineworld, bowling, horse riding and the Hydro therapy pool.
Other trips are arranged to places of interest, which a child or their families have informed us they would enjoy.
Past favourites have included Safe Anchor boat trip, Cannon Hall, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Tropical World both Leeds and Sheffield, Hemsworth Water Park, York, Magna, Pugneys and, the new Gulliver’s Valley and many more, but we are always open to new suggestions.
Wasdale has its own minibus, but public transport is also often used which gives children the opportunity to travel on buses and trains, thus promoting greater independence skills.