Residential Care at the Academy
Residential Care at the Academy provides a safe and nurturing environment which allows our young people to become independent and develop their Deaf identity.
Our students live in ‘family’ flats; each student has their own room including a workspace, and each flat is centred around a shared kitchen and living area where they can spend time with their fellow residential students and our dedicated Residential Care staff.
We want our young people to feel at home here, and strive to build a homely and welcoming environment, with strong and trusting relationships with our staff. This begins as soon as a young person arrives here and will progress until they leave.
Staff understand children and young people’s needs well. They address any behavioural issues in a nurturing and respectful way. Young people who are entering adulthood are supported well to take appropriate risks, and this promotes their positive move on to independence.