Wasdale childrens resource centre
Children and young people between the ages of 8 and 25 years come to Wasdale
All the children and young people who stay or spend time at Wasdale have a learning, physical or sensory disability.
We are open 6 days a week at present for overnights, one of which is designated for the accommodation of 18 - 24 year olds.
On our overnights, 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.
We offer 2 transitions groups at Wasdale Resource.
There are 2 groups:
Our transition groups have been developed to build on the individuals daily living skills, build independence, build confidence, and self-esteem.
The young people partake in activities such as making beds, preparing simple meals, budgeting, independent travel, and housework. They may also learn about such things as fire safety, basic first aid etc.
To refer an individual to our transition programme, please email the management. team.
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 !
At Wasdale Resource, one day a week we have our very own, in house, Occupational Therapist. They help us to help you live life to the full
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 Resource also offer an outreach service. This service can run until the young persons 18th Birthday.
The outreach hours allocation is decided at Short Breaks Panel.
Our Outreach service aims to get young people participating in small group activities, or we can provide a 1:1 or 2:1 service if that it what is required.
Our outreach service provides young people with the opportunity to make friends and build relationships in a safe environment and allows them to make decisions on where they will be going/what they will be doing next time. It is great for developing skills such as turn taking and sharing.
Young people learn about budgeting and other independence skills and are supported to be part of the local community.
Our outreach sessions run after school, on weekends and in the school holidays.
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.
Contact any member of the management team below for further details:
Tracey Shaw - email@example.com
Rachel Hanley –firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Stammers –email@example.com
Donna Farey –firstname.lastname@example.org