Regional Family Support and Assessment Service Post- assessment support
New, purpose-built group of individual apartments located in a large suburban setting.
At a glance:
Current Registration: Ofsted 10 families
Current Rating: Awaiting Ofsted registration
Ten one-bedroom flats for parents and their children. Each apartment has its own kitchen, living rooms and bathrooms.
Typical 4 families undergoing a specialist assessment and four
4 families needing specialist support.
Woodstone is conveniently located only three miles from Junction 63 of the A1M, with good transport links to Sunderland, Gateshead and Durhan town centres and the surrounding Chester le Street area.
It serves the greater areas of Durham, Northumberland and North Yorkshire.
All the facilities and bedrooms are built around a central courtyard providing a quiet, secure environment. Apart from the accommodation listed above, communal facilities are available, including a specially designed nursery.
Care and support is focused on the skills necessary for parents to correctly and compassionately care for babies and small children. The normal stay would be for a planned twelve weeks when a formal assessment will be carried out in conjunction with Local Authority Children’s Social Workers.
Woodstone provides support to enable a smooth transition into the wider community. It also emphasises the value of self-sufficiency in cooking and household budgeting.
Specialist, post-assessment, support and use of the facilities can be provided anytime in self-contained, one-bedroom flats.
Working with local authorities, Woodstone provides a high standard of accommodation according to the needs of each baby. Care is by planned admission, and the duration of the placement is subject to their individual needs and the consideration of the Local Authority.