Area Islington

Area Islington is a large 4 story residential childrens home able to support 5 young people aged 11-18 years situated within the diverse borough of Islington, with an abundance of local recreational facilities.

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

Area Islington comprises of a large 4 story townhouse situated within the diverse borough of Islington which offers access to an abundance of schools, transport links, museums, recreational/leisure facilities as well as being home to Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium.

The home is spread over 1700 sq ft of high quality accommodation with capacity for 5 young people of a mixed gender, the entrance to the home is wonderfully landscaped with hedging surrounding the front of the house for added privacy. The ground floor provides a versatile living room, dining and kitchen area as well as a conservatory with access to a bright landscaped garden, the ground floor also has a staff office and a WC.

The first floor comprises of two double bedrooms (one en suite) filled with natural light and a further WC. The second floor provides two further double bedrooms and bathroom with bath tub and shower, the top floor comprises a large en suite double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and far reaching views over central London.

Young people will be encouraged to personalise their room and will have a choice of feature wall decorations. All soft furnishings and bedding are flame retardant to promote fire safety. Young people will have a lockable cabinet in their room for personal belongings as part of their bedroom furniture.

Young people will have a desk in their own bedrooms to complete homework or study in.

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

Area Islington 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-judgemental support when working through difficult issues. In summary we believe that Area Islington is available as a resource for our young people at a time that is often characterized by crisis in their lives.