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Tŷ Cwtch Childrens Home

Day educational placements and combinations of stays to suit and accommodate individual needs

Tŷ Cwtch is a registered children’s home and is regulated by the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). We are registered to provide a service for young people aged up to 19 years old.

We offer young people residential short breaks and placements, including day educational placements and combinations of stays to suit and accommodate individual needs, for up to 52 weeks per year, either weekly or termly.

We make sure the children we support get the most from every experience and can find the best ways to improve their physical, cognitive and communication skills. This can be through one to one support or may include the benefit of a team of specialist staff.

We can provide the appropriate skills and environment to offer top quality care and support to children and young people with a range of complex needs, physical disabilities, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, and other conditions. Our team have training and experience in dysphagia, epilepsy, mental health needs, cerebral palsy, autism, and learning difficulties.

Tŷ Cwtch Childrens Home

We are focused on providing a person- centred service which provides:

  • High quality personal and nursing care
  • A safe and stimulating environment
  • Effective learning and social inclusion
  • Equality and opportunity
  • Support and advice to families
  • Independence and transition into adulthood
  • Advice and support to professional involved

Our main building Tŷ Cwtch has eight twin rooms thus providing accommodation for up to 15 young people up to the age of 19 years and 1 young person up to the age of 20 years.

At Tŷ Cwtch we believe it is important to always ask the children and young people in our care how they feel about different things. To do this we have regular house meetings as well as 1-1 meetings. We also have feedback forms and always encourage young people to let us know if there is something worrying them or if something has made them happy. We also welcome feedback from families.

Every child or young person has a key worker who will make sure that they have fun and make friends. The key worker will also keep families and carers updated on how they have been and what they have been doing.

Visitors are always welcome at Tŷ Cwtch.

Activities

When staying at Tŷ Cwtch young people have opportunities to take part in various activities including:

  • Youth clubs
  • Independent cooking
  • Rebound
  • Computer club
  • Playgroup activities (swing/roundabout accessible sand/water pits)
  • Sensory story sessions
  • Cookery
  • Relaxation and aromatherapy
  • Swimming
  • Watching TV or Films
  • Arts and crafts
  • Community activities such as wheelchair football
  • Trips out to places like a bowling alley, cinema, local parks and places to eat

We respect and welcome all cultures and religions, if a young person wants to visit a place of worship whilst at Tŷ Cwtch it can be arranged.

There are arrangements to access local facilities within the village. The service has its own fleet of adapted minibuses, used to access community and leisure facilities in the surrounding area, such as Cardiff City-Centre, Cardiff Bay, Llantrisant Retail Park as well as the wider area.

Activities

Staff Team

Every child or young person has a key worker who will make sure that they have fun and make friends. The key worker will also keep families and carers updated on how they have been and what they have been doing.

Tŷ Cwtch employs a qualified support team and key workers who can demonstrate the ability to work with young people with complex needs, learning and physical impairments. All social support staff have either achieved the QCF Level 3 Diploma in Social Care or are currently studying for this qualification. All our staff are registered with the Social Care Wales.

Health

A local doctor will see you if you are unwell. A dentist comes to the school to do regular check-ups on teeth and gums. We will also keep in touch with each child and young persons own doctors and any other professionals working with them.

We also have a nursing team and staff trained in paediatric first aid and safe administration of medications. Staff also have training in specific conditions and procedures to ensure that we offer the best quality care and support specific to individual needs.

Placements

All places are offered on the basis of an assessment to identify physical, emotional, health, learning, cultural/faith and social needs and our capacity to meet those needs within an appropriate peer group. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact us.

For more information on our Residential services please see our Respite and Accommodation pages.

For any queries about Tŷ Cwtch residential or respite placements or to make a referral please contact the
Registered Manager, Kristian Cousins on Kristian.cousins@ambitoeducation.co.uk