Drake's View Residential
Drake's View residential focuses on empowering young people to develop their social, emotional, independence and functional skills, enabling them to acquire coping mechanisms for the future, and take steps towards resilience and wellbeing.
Once we received a referral, we work in partnership with families, carers, social workers, any multi- agencies involved and the young person themselves to identify and implement a residential placement plan which will fully meet their requirements and provide the best level of support.
Drake's View has been designed to be homely, comfortable and welcoming, enabling the young people in our care to feel safe and looked after. We offer everything that you'd expect to find in a modern family home, enabling us to provide the best care for individuals needs.
Our bedrooms are single- occupancy and all have en-suite facilities, providing privacy and tranquillity for each young person we care for. drake's view also offers ;
- Spacious and comfortable living areas, encouraging relaxing leisure time
- Communal dining room, allowing young people to eat and socialise together
- Evening cook providing nutritious meals, with catering to suit dietary needs
- Sporting and other varied equipment to encourage hobbies and activities
Our professional, highly trained and passionate team of staff take pride in providing our young people with opportunities that can help them to grow as individuals. All staff undergo a rigorous recruitment process as part of Safer Recruitment.
Training for Care staff in continuous and covers all key areas that are pertinent to the role. Training also ensures staff remain knowledgable in their practice and understand the needs of our young people, and are able to engage in behaviour support and ultimately are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people.
At present Drake’s View offers weekly boarding places (Monday to Friday mornings) for 10 boys/girls (5-16 years) who attend Mount Tamar School. However when required Drake's can support emergency placements including weekends for pupils on roll at Mount Tamar School.
At Drake’s View we help to instil the drive for our young people to want to achieve their full potential by encouraging and supporting them with homework, precision teaching, art, cooking, music, sports, independent travel and so much more. Whilst providing a safe, happy and structured environment, it is our shared ethos with the school of ‘Aspire’ ‘Adventure’ ‘Achieve’ that runs through the core of Drake’s View House
Meet Drakes Care Team.
Drake’s View strives for its young people to become independent, we don't stop with the basic skills, we go the extra mile to prepare our residents for life outside school, such as by giving them employability skills, self-sufficient and confident individuals. Promoting a healthy balanced diet, developing organisational skills/routines and training our young individuals to socialise appropriately, in a variety of settings will improve the prospects of our young people; enabling them to achieve their full potential.
Drake’s View offers a wide range of activities for its residents. This again promotes independence in a fun, safe and sociable environment. Drake’s View residents can choose from a wide range of activities on offer in the evening such as; swimming, Trethorne, Arts and crafts, cooking, River Dart, den building, farm access (please see website), fishing, homework (precision reading) and much more, these activities are part of building links with community organisations and give our young people the opportunity to gain valuable skills.
Residential trips abroad
Drake’s View aims to go on at least 1 residential trip abroad each year. We do this by applying to Happy Days Charity and through a donation from the Cayzer Trust. This gives our residents the opportunity to travel abroad and experience different cultures; something they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. In recent trips we have been to Salou, Benidorm, Majorca and we are in the process of booking our next one… so watch this space.
Drake’s View offers a wide range of services to the parents, social services and carers of our young people. We offer home programmes which aid parents to manage their child’s behaviour during the holidays, using our behaviour reinforcement system. We also offer support and advice on behavioural/social issues, as part of a drop-in service. This is in a casual environment and flexible basis where parents and carers can pop in to pay us a visit and ask about any issues they may have.
Plymouth Information and Advice Service
This year saw the first course run by the PIAS team. The parents/carers of our young people were introduced to an exciting, useful and highly enjoyable course; based around 1 session per week. The 10 week long programme aims to provide quality time for our young individuals and their parents/carer to develop skills such as communication and to provide a shared memorable experience in a relaxed, friendly environment.
Drake’s View now integrate their targets in collaboration with Mount Tamar School. This allows us to work as a whole school, as opposed to separate departments, both striving to achieve common goals to improve outcomes for our children and young adults.
Involving our young people
Involving our young people in decisions is an important feature, they are invested in what happens and feel valued and listened to. The residents are involved in planning activities, student council, menus and lots more
After school the residents meet in the lounge to discuss their day and arrange any activities they would like to do
Contact us today
To find out more about Drakes View please call Jackey or Ben on 01752//////////
Drakes View facilities
This Kitchen Dinner and Drake’s View coffee shop is used to promote independent living skills,
prepare evening suppers and a place where parents /carers can drop in for coffee
The residential is set within four acres of beautiful grounds and provides young people with the opportunity to access several play areas in a safe environment.