Valley View House

Valley View

Who is it for

Valley View House is a residential home for children and young people that provides a tier 3 and 4 service for children aged between 5 and 18, both male and female, with a learning disability and or difficulty. Young people may present with challenging behaviours and the staff team are professional and qualified to support with behaviour management and use PACE approach. The range of disability may extend to a profound level, such as a combination of autism, complex health and learning disability.

Our aim

Valley View House aims to provide a stimulating and enjoyable experience for each child or young person. Activities are based on promoting independence and life skills ensuring that young people are encouraged to socialise with their peers both inside the home and out in the community.

Valley View House is a safe environment, helping to protect vulnerable children and young people, whilst assisting them to lead full and active lives by addressing their individual needs, building their life skills with the intention to improve their quality of life and supporting the children and young people to manage their own behaviour.

About us

The building originally dates back to 1914 and was designed to be a school. It was fully refurbished between 2013 and 2014 to accommodate the needs of young people with learning disabilities. The home accommodates 7 children and young people on a residential home basis. It also provides long term shared care placements for children and young people.

The home is all ground floor accommodation and has eleven bedrooms. Five of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities.

One of the bedrooms

Within the main area of the home is a spacious lounge offering recreational facilities and a relaxing environment. Next to the lounge is a separate sensory room and games area, offering toys, games consoles and TV.

The area that offers shared-care 50/50 arrangements offers a separate lounge area with direct access to its own garden area.

Valley View lounge

There are two communal dining areas and a learning kitchen within the smaller dining area in which to promote independence skills. The main dining area has a fully operational sink and worktops to encourage independence skills.

What activities do we provide?

Our activities include:

  • youth club
  • walking group
  • music sessions
  • cinema
  • trampolining
  • shopping trips
  • swimming, in our swimming pool
  • garden play
  • meals out
  • seaside trips
  • baking
  • bowling
  • music
  • TV and DVDs
  • arts and crafts
  • sensory play
  • outdoor play
  • ball games
  • football
  • gardening
  • swings
  • garden climbing equipment
  • computer games and interactive play

Swimming pool

During the school holiday we plan for activities locally. We also provide a residential holiday away from Valley View during the summer holiday.

We have use of two minibus vehicles in addition to public transport to support our young people with trips out.

Swing in the garden

What do Ofsted say

The overall judgement from our recent inspection in February 2019 was rated as good. For five years we have been rated good and all our Inspection reports are available on request or from the Ofsted website

What do parents say?

We have a successful track record of working with children from outside our local authority. The feedback below is from a parent whose child has been placed with us for a number of years.

"It's 3 years today that I lost the battle to continue caring for my son within the family home. As much as I am heartbroken I'd like to take the opportunity to personally say thank you for all that Valley View do with regards to looking after my son for me. Every member of staff within Valley View are amazing with hearts that are filled with love, compassion and dedication. This brings me a level of peace of mind that my baby is safe and happy. Again my sincere thanks and appreciation."

Contact us

Balvinder Kaur Gill (Registered Manager)
Telephone: 01274 433892