Area Haringey

Area Haringey can offer a home to 4 young people aged 8 - 17 years. It is a large victorian dwelling with a 55 ft rear garden in the culturally diverse borough of Haringey.

Area Haringey is a residential unit offering a home to 4 young people aged 8 - 17 years. Haringey is a culturally diverse borough with up to 120 different languages spoken within the local schools.

Rail services and bus routes easily accessible. The local community’s varied leisure facilities include, a cinema, various cafes a swimming pool, London Zoo and many sports centres. There is good access to the regent’s park and recreational facilities.

Area Haringey comprises of a large victorian dwelling situated on a prominent tree lined street and comprises over 1,950 sq ft of accommodation arranged over ground, first and second floors. There are four en suite bedrooms, an office and a large open plan living/kitchen dining area as well as a 55 ft rear garden. There is also a secluded front entrance and front garden which is surrounded by well pruned hedging to give the property maximum privacy.

The ground floor benefits from a large entrance hall with high ceilings and ornate victorian features, this floor has a large bay window at the front and comprises an open plan living, fully fitted kitchen and dining area with a central island and granite worktop. This floor also contains a staff WC, bi fold doors lead from the kitchen onto a large 55 ft rear garden.

The first floor comprises of 2 en suite double bedrooms and an office,within the office there are secure storage facilities for the safety of all young people’s possessions and confidential files. The office will be secure at all times to ensure that client records and other confidential documents are protected.

All young people will have a desk and chair in their bedrooms in order to complete studying and homework.

All bedrooms will accessible with the master key held by staff members. Young people will be encouraged to personalise their room and will have a choice of feature wall decorations. All soft furnishings and bedding are fire retardant to promote fire safety. Young people will have a lockable cabinet in their room for personal belongings as part of their bedroom furniture.

Area Haringey provides 24-hour care for young people who would benefit from living within residential care that is nearer to family home setting as possible.

Places can be offered to sibling groups to enable them to stay together provided that appropriate risk assessment supports the viability of this proposition.

Area Haringey can offer 52-week placements and short, medium or long term placements with the provision for emergency placements regulated by a strict process of risk assessments to ensure the safety of other children placed within the home.

Area Haringey believes that each child and young person is entitled to a safe living environment under the protection of a high quality and well-trained staff team. The home offers a stable, caring family environment, which promotes positive attitudes and proactive support to each young person in its care. Our emphasis is on creating a holistic environment where young people are encouraged to explore their potential and develop their personality.

Overall we believe that these aims will be achieved through positive re-enforcement, nurtured in an atmosphere of fun, and laughter, (where appropriate), also through empathy and non-judgmental support when working through difficult issues. In summary we believe that Area Haringey is available as a resource for our young people at a time that is often characterized by crisis in their lives.

Area Haringey will guide and assist each young person to achieve their personal best, to prepare them for their future and to help them to deal with their past. Each young person will be given every opportunity to be successful in educational and life skills achievements.