How does the service work?

Russell House is a purpose built setting, comprising of seven individual bedrooms. The four 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 six days a week throughout the year.

The House can accommodate seven 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- 09:00 next day 15:00-15:00 next day
Tuesday 15:00- 09:00 next day 15:00-15:00 next day
Wednesday 15:00- 09:00 next day 15:00-15:00 next day
Thursday Closed  Closed
Friday 15:00- 09:00 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: [email protected]