Framfield Children’s Home is a residential home caring for children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and associated mild learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and or ADH.
Our aim at Framfield Children’s Home is to create a family atmosphere for children aged 5 to 19 years old, where the experienced staff team can build strong and trusting relationships.
Framfield Children’s Home offers an excellent standard of care, backed up by our Ofsted ‘good’ rating. Our philosophy is to value each and every person for who they are as an individual and support them to be happy, healthy, safe from harm and to learn the life skills they require to develop, thrive and fulfill their potential in life.
Framfield Children’s Home provides a therapeutic environment to support each young person that comes to live with us. The staff team at Framfield Children’s Home are trained in systemic therapy and regularly attend systemic consultations. Pet therapy and equine therapy are also regularly accessed. Framfield Children’s Home is also able to access specialist therapy facilities and therapies, and work closely with experts from the Starjumpz team who provide a full range of therapies such as speech and language, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, behavioural support and play therapy as well as pediatrics and nutritional programmes.
This is our statement of purpose. It gives an overview about Framfield Children’s home and information about our aims, objectives, our ethos and standards.
Framfield Children’s Home is a detached, 4 double bedroom home with comfortable shared spaces set in 6 acres of ground in the East Sussex countryside.
There is a large, enclosed garden with a patio area next to the house and a large open lawned space containing a play area, above ground swimming pool in the summer months, chicken coup and vegetable patch and a generous amount of space for the young people to utilise.
Framfield Children’s Home recognizes the importance of both companionship and privacy and this is reflected in the layout and atmosphere of the Home. It has aesthetically pleasing and comfortable communal areas such as an extremely spacious, bright living room with beautiful and calming country views from large windows, fully equipped with large and comfortable leather sofas, a television and DVD player. There is a second lounge in the upstairs of the house which creates the opportunity for the young people to spend their evenings separately if they wish and a relaxing ‘chill-out’ room for quiet relaxation.
The large, fully fitted kitchen is of excellent quality, including safe appliances so that the young people can safely partake in preparing meals with staff as part of their independence and life skills training. There are double doors in the kitchen opening to the garden.
There is a separate dining room next door to the kitchen providing space for communal meal times for the young people and staff, in order to promote a family experience and atmosphere. There is also garden access from the dining room.
Each young person who lives at Framfield Children’s Home is supported to have input to the decoration and fitting out of their own bedroom to reflect their interests, preferences and tolerance so that they gain a sense of belonging and feel at home in their surroundings. Each bedroom includes space for an area to complete homework in the privacy and comfort of their own space and all bedrooms benefit from country views of the gardens and surrounding areas. Each young person is encouraged to keep their personal spaces clean and presentable so they are a calming and positive space.
There are two good sized bathrooms near to the bedrooms upstairs, one of the bathrooms contains both a bath and a separate shower cubicle the other has a bath with shower over.