Neptune house is a large detached property located in West Sussex. The home is a pleasant size, set on a residential road, a convenient distance from local services. The large bedrooms are situated on the top two floors. The ground floor has a modern fitted kitchen diner, utility room with shower, large family sized lounge with bay fronted windows, office and toilet facilities. Neptune House has a large private area at the front of the property for parking, and an ample sized landscaped garden at the rear. The grassed area can facilitate activities outside, and the raised patio area for the children and staff to enjoy.
Neptune House accommodates four young people and has four large young people’s bedrooms situated on the first and second floor, decorated and furnished to a high standard. Each bedrooms is personalised to meet each child’s individual needs. There is facility for three staff members to sleep in to support the children and three staff rooms available. The home has a fully fitted kitchen diner that the children are able to access at all times, along with the lounge and separate snug area, which are furnished to meet the needs and choices of the children in the home. Neptune House has a separate laundry and utility room located on the ground floor. The home has a bathroom for the children and a separate toilet shower area is identified for the staff. Door alarm systems are fitted in the home; however, it is risk assessed per child in co-ordination with the social worker. Young people accommodated here attend My Choice School in Arundel.
Encouraging children to engage in education is a priority for staff. Children make good progress from their starting points. One child, who had poor school attendance because he experienced low self-esteem and anxiety before he arrived, has benefited from attending a local community farming project for his education. As a result, the child is learning new skills and has a much healthier daily routine. Children’s life chances are improved because of a sensitive, individualised approach.