How does the service work?

Russell House is a purpose built setting, compromising of seven individual bedrooms. The 4 downstairs bedrooms can be used for young people with physical disabilities and we have appropriate resources to meet their specific requirements.

  • The three rooms upstairs are used for the more able bodied.
  • Each young person will be encouraged to personalise their own room during their stay.
  • There are two bathrooms.
  • One being a Wet room, consisting of a shower, toilet and sink.
  • One being a complete spacious bathroom, with a mobility bath, separate shower, sink and toilet.
  • A communal Lounge, with a TV, DVD player, a X-Box and Wii system and three large settees.
  • Upstairs we have a more quieter/chill out lounge, which also has a TV, games console and DVD player.
  • The kitchen is quite spacious with low surfaces to enable the young people to help with preparation and cooking.
  • We have a large dining room where we encourage all young people and staff to eat their meals.
  • The house has a large enclosed garden area which is easily accessible and has a vast array of sensory equipment.
  • We have a Sensory room, where young people can relax

Who is the service for?

Some of the key benefits for Young People at Russell House are:

We can work with Children and young people who have a wide range of disabilities.

Some examples are:

  • Mild and severe learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities and/or sensory impairment
  • Children on the Autism spectrum
  • Epilepsy
  • We can provide Young people in need of a living situation that provides clear boundaries and expectations.
  • We can work with Young people who may display behaviours that challenge.
  • We can assist Young people to develop social and independence skills.
  • In some instances, we may be able to accommodate emergency placements.

Why should an individual attend?

  • Positive outcomes of living within a smaller but spacious setting are:-
  • To provide a friendly, homely environment, which is safe and secure, comfortable, stimulating, fun, well equipped and encouraging.
  • To provide opportunities, to build relationships outside of the home, both with other young people and adults.
  • To extend young people’s experiences, by providing opportunities to develop independence and to provide leisure activities both in the home and in the wider community.
  • To provide support and continuity to families by recognising their needs through flexible, regular planned breaks and occasional emergency back-up.

How much does it cost?

This service is free.

Availability:

The House is open 6 days a week throughout the year.

The House can accommodate 7 young people at one time.

An over-night stay is from 3pm-3pm (24hrs)

The House is closed on Thursdays

Sometimes there are variances to this, subject to the individual needs of the Young Person.

Day

Term-Time

School Holidays

Monday 15:00-15:00 next day 15:00-15:00 next day
Tuesday 15:00-15:00 next day 15:00-15:00 next day
Wednesday 15:00-15:00 next day 15:00-15:00 next day
Thursday Closed  Closed
Friday 15:00-15:00 next day 15:00-15:00 next day
Saturday 15:00-15:00 next day 15:00-15:00 next day
Sunday 15:00-15:00 next day 15:00-15:00 next day
     

How to access this service:

Through South Gloucestershire 0-25 Service

South Gloucestershire Council, The Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, BS37 5AF

Contact:

Phone: 01454 614129
Email: steve.watkins@kids.org.uk