COVID 19 UPDATE: Avocet House and Turnstone House remain open throughout the Covid 19 epidemic, all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of our young people, staff and visitors.  Referrals continue to be accepted and any enquiries should be referred to the Principal, Vicki Collings.

Download our Covid 19 Action Plan for further information.


SES Kite commenced on 4 September 2020 providing a new provision for post 18 year olds.

Assault course fun!

September 2020

At the beginning of September several of the adults and young people set off on a mission to complete a 1km assault course in the woods. After a practice run it got competitive with everyone racing against each other! Despite the effort required, everyone had a fun, muddy, action-packed day with hopes to return to conquer the high ropes next time......... Continue Reading

‘Attitude’ Festival 2020!

July 2020

The second on-site camping festival was held at Turnstone House this year. All the young people and five adults successfully pitched their own tents (and kept them fantastically neat!), then camped out for Continue Reading

Driving ambition

June 2020

One of our young people started off-road driving lessons in February with an instructor from Pro-Driver Training. He attended four lessons before the Coronavirus outbreak, and has completed a number of manoeuvres such Continue Reading

Turnstone House Gardening Group

May 2020

Gardening lessons began in early spring 2019 and a raised bed was built to hold all the herbs, salad and vegetables to be grown in addition to the ‘allotment area’ for fruit and Continue Reading

Snowdon adventure!

October 2019

In September 2019, three young people from Turnstone House were able to take part in an experience that took each individual outside of their comfort zones. They were joined by two young people Continue Reading

We’re Open

March 2013

The new staff team commenced duties on September 3rd and spent an intensive four week induction period prior to the first young people arriving. An essential part of this training was delivered by Continue Reading