A Safe and Welcoming Children's home in Surbiton
The Lighthouse Surbiton is a registered children’s home opened in September 2011. The home is a lovingly maintained, specially adapted detached property situated on a main-yet-quiet road in a nice residential area. The Lighthouse offers accommodation for up to seven children and young people, both males and females, with different learning disabilities, autism, and challenging behaviours.
Our location offers convenient travel links into London and Kingston. We also operate a house minibus but as a team, we try and encourage the use of public transport as much as possible in order to promote independence. Since they're right on our doorstep, we often enjoy trips to Chessington World of Adventures, Hampton Court, and Richmond Park.
The Lighthouse is a three-storey property, consisting of six upstairs bedrooms. one ground floor bedroom, two shared bath/shower rooms, a 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 staying with us. The bedrooms at our children's residential home are furnished and decorated to the child or young person’s unique style.
Role modelling and positive relationships
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.
Independence and Equal opportunities
We strongly believe and actively pursue 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 tailored independence programs to teach a variety of personal, social and independence skills that will allow young people to grow, take control of their futures.
We use a combination of praise and recognition, with routines and boundaries to promote positive behaviour. Staff support the young person to understand 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.