The Lighthouse - Raynes Park
The Lighthouse Raynes Park is registered children’s home opened in April 2015. Raynes Park offers accommodation for up to five children and young people both males and females with multiple disabilities, sensory impairments and autism.
The home is located in a community that offers good local amenities. It is also surrounded by stunning public parks Pyl Brook and Cannon Hill Common.
The home has four upstairs bedrooms, one downstairs bedroom with ensuite, two bath/shower rooms, a bright lounge, dining room, sensory room, fitted kitchen and a fenced garden. The garden is wheelchair accessible and has a raised flower/vegetable bed and a levelled sandpit for everyone to enjoy. The Children’s bedrooms are furnished and decorated to the child or young person’s unique style.
Raynes Park offers a downstairs bedroom with ensuite shower wet room designed specifically for a child or young person with a physical and learning disability for long term care. The bedroom can be tailored to suit the needs of the individual. The home is wheelchair accessible and features a lovely bespoke non-clinical ramp on arrival to the home, giving it that homely touch!
Sensory and social impairments
RP offers a stimulating yet calming environment for children with sensory and social impairments. RP offers a needs-led range of therapeutic support such as Intensive interaction, play therapy and PAT “Pets at home Therapy”. Why? First and foremost because it is highly practical and very beneficial to children who may be isolated through communication or social exclusion.
The home also boasts a purpose built Multi Sensory room. This has many benefits for children with special needs as it creates a stimulating and yet calming atmosphere and among other things can help to encouraging learning, motor development, cognitive development, language and social interaction skills.
RP support children and young people with individual communicational needs offering a wide range of methods to encourage and promote total communication, such as The Picture Exchange Communication System, also known as PECS, photograph exchange, object referencing, Makaton and sign language.