The halls of residence are integral to the whole college experience as students prepare to become independent adults. Ably lead by the Vice Principal (Care), Moira Storkey, the residential care team enables students to develop their independence and life skills according to their ability and chosen post college destination.
The Dawlish Campus residential accommodation is situated on five sites, in and around the Dawlish area. This enable staff to match the type of accommodation to a student's current ability and allows a progression pathway towards independence.
Fairfield house, a mile and a half from the main campus comprises of a 13 bedded house and a 3 bedded cottage situated in 16 acres of the Ashcombe valley. Generally, Fairfield House accommodates students with higher level of support needs or those just starting on their journey to independence. The staffing reflects the support needs of students and includes waking night staff to ensure that students are ably supported around the clock.
Oakview is a 3 bedded bungalow, ideally positioned within Dawlish and staffed to assist students acclimatise to College life away from home.
Oakwood accommodation is situated on the first floor of the main campus and has 11 student rooms, including a small training flat, where students can try out their independence skills. Students accommodated at the Oakwood site are usually becoming more independent and require staff to prompt and support students in developing their independence.
Belmont and Hermosa Houses are designed to allow students become more independent and reflect the kind of accommodation that student's move onto in their transitional year. Belmont, is divided into a number of single and dual occupancy flats allowing student to practice their independence skills in a realistic environment.
Hermosa House, situated in the neighbouring town of Teignmouth, provides accommodation within a three bedded flat. This facility is ideal situated to enable students to try out their mobility and transport skills under supervision.
The campus, acquired by Pheonix Learning and Care in 2010 has been refurbished with well appointed en-suite accommodation. The good size rooms offer students plenty of space to develop their independent.
Last Updated ( Monday, 20 February 2012 )