On Thursday 11 April, we were delighted to celebrate the official opening of Woodland View, our brand new children's home in St Albans.
Woodland View will support four children on a permanent basis who have autism/and or a learning disability and may have a mental health diagnosis.
The opening welcomed local authorities, the community and MacIntyre colleagues to view the property, which features en-suite accommodation for all children and young people, as well as additional kitchens, communal spaces, offices and staff facilities.
The team were also proud to show guests the newly decorated creative suite. The room, which is filled with a variety of arts and crafts materials for the children, was brought to life by MacIntyre’s Staff Council Fund.
The team said:
"It was great to welcome so many people to the official opening of Woodland View. We had a lovely day welcoming colleagues from MacIntyre, professionals from the local authority and local residents to find out more.”
Alongside providing accommodation, the home will also be offering a full extended curriculum for all children. This is designed to complement and reinforce a learning programme, which is delivered at the child or young person’s school or Further Education College.
While the home will offer support on a permanent basis, there will also be an additional area of support, which will be retained for emergency placements. This will offer a short-term placement for children and young people that have an immediate need for accommodation.