I like it at Garden House, I feel safe and looked after.
I like getting sweets and I like the activities and the tech that I can use. I really like it here. The staff look after me and I feel safe. If we get silly or do things we shouldn’t the staff help us.
Our practice is informed with a focus on attachment theory. The core values of the home are influenced by Dr Dan Hughes Model of Attachment. This model uses PACE; a way of thinking, feeling, communicating and behaving that aims to make the child feel safe. It is based on how parents connect with their very young infants.
The Hub (clinical and therapeutic) department is based at Fort Wallington in Fareham. The Hub is a multi-disciplinary therapeutic service central to all other Fair Ways services. The Hub works with all Fair Ways services to ensure children’s emotional, social and educational needs are identified through effective screening and clinical assessment.
We believe that all children should have the opportunity to receive education in a mainstream provision, but we also recognise that for various reasons this is not always possible. For these children, Fair Ways can provide the alternative provision.
Garden House supports those who are entering higher education such as college and will provide transport to and from the educational centre giving them opportunities to achieve their aspirations.
Garden House offers a wide range of activities on and off-site. Staff plan recreational activities with children as part of daily living. Weekly community meetings allow children to discuss their preferences and feed them into a weekly plan of activities. Activities need to be carefully planned to balance realistic activities and leisure pursuits in line with those a child would normally receive in a family or foster care environment.
Been on surfing holiday in Cornwall
Activity adventure holiday in Devon
Achieved Level 1 Kayaking Award
Achieved Bike Ability Award
Forest Schooling and Environmental Education Sessions
Horse Riding Clubs
Outdoor shared activities such as walking in the woods and bike rides
Playing in the local streams
Thorpe Park, Fishers Farm, Lego Land
Splashdown and New Forest Aqua Park
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