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 and Safeguarding Addendum.
EXCITING NEW VENTURE! Brand new provision for post 18 year olds.
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 three days, wearing the specially designed festival merchandise! A larger event had been planned for this year and was to include live bands, but due to the current situation the adults had to be a bit more creative. Activities included a drumming… Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
One of the young ladies placed with us went for a preliminary audition and is looking forward to hearing whether or not she will be called back. She certainly has talent in both Continue Reading