The Lighthouse - Surbiton
The Lighthouse - Surbiton is a registered children’s home opened in September 2011. The home is lovingly maintained, specially adapted detached property situated on a main road in a quiet residential area. The Lighthouse offers accommodation for up to seven children and young people both males and females with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour.
There are great travel links into London and Kingston. We also have a house minibus but as a team we try and encourage the use of public transport as much as possible in order to encourage and promote independence. We often enjoy trips to Chessington World of Adventures, Hampton Court and Richmond Park as they are right on our door step!
The Lighthouse has three storeys consisting of six upstairs bedrooms and one ground floor bedroom, two shared bath/shower rooms, fitted kitchen, dining room
and functional garden. The garden has access to a lowered trampoline, sandpit, raised flower bed, and two vegetable patches designed and maintained by the young people. Children and young people’s bedrooms are furnished and decorated to the child or young person’s unique style.
A true mentor helps you become who you should be / we rise by lifting others
We place a heavy emphasis on listening to and supporting young people in achieving their goals and realising their dreams and aspirations.
Our team provide caring and appropriate role models who are experienced and well trained in offering a service that covers important “outcomes” for young people, through the application of choices, activities and consistent boundaries.
There’s always someone looking up to you / it always seems impossible until it’s done
We strongly believe that every child should be given the same opportunities.
Access to vast and varied activities specifically developed and supported, encourage young people to access their local and wider community and be engaged with society.
We also develop independence programs tailored to teach a variety of personal, social and independence skills that will allow young people to move on, take control of their futures.
“Promoting positive behaviour”
Understanding and knowing needs of young people
We use a combination of praise and recognition with routines and boundaries to promote positive behaviour. Staff support the young person to understand expectations for their behaviour and to understand why there is a need to set goals and boundaries. We hope to enhance the young person’s self-esteem and promote positive expectations for their future behaviour.