“I am immensely proud of my team,” said the home’s registered manager, Jo O’Donnell. “In just 3 months of being open, we have achieved such amazing results. The inspector was able to see all of the hard work that had gone into the home, which was very positive!”
Micklemoss House offers a warm, nurturing environment that has been furnished and decorated to the highest standards. Having a home like this makes young people feel valued, especially when they are able to decorate and personalise their own bedrooms. A sense of belonging continues to be created within the home by involving them in decision-making.
In addition to providing a safe and secure environment, the home follows consistent routines and sets boundaries for young people, in keeping with the values of a good parent. All staff are trained and continued discussions in team meetings ensure the staff maintains their knowledge and expertise.
Talking about the young people at the home the inspectors said “the children are settled. They treat the home as their own and enjoy living there. Staff at Micklemoss understand each of our young people’s needs, providing individualised and nurturing care, enabling them to thrive”.
The inspector went on to talk about the support the staff provide the young people with within the home “Good emotional support is provided by staff, which helps to soothe and reassure young people when they feel sad. They promote healthy eating, exercise, and a positive self-image with the children, which enables them to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The young people enjoy a diverse range of activities that enrich their experiences and provide them with good memories of their life at the home. Staff support the children to engage in both group and independent activities.”
Some of the activities enjoyed at the home include attending football matches, taking part in sports, day trips, local walks and gaming.
We are pleased with the home’s first inspection outcome which could not be achieved without the hard work and dedication of the staff at Micklemoss.