Cottage Life

Some comments from the children:

Admission

“Before I came to Harmeny, I had a visit and when I arrived, the adults helped me settle in and unpack”.

“They really support you when you first arrive”.

“The other children are really helpful and help you settle in”

Personal Space

“The bedrooms are cosy”.

“You can personalise your own space with posters and photos of your family.”

“They give me privacy”.

Caring Staff

“The staff are funny and enjoyable to be around”.

“They give you attention when you want to speak to them”.

“They help you learn and stay safe”.

“They give me a tuck in at night”.

“They give me a cuddle if I ask for one”.

“They help me keep in touch with family and other important people”.

“They help me celebrate my birthday”.

“The adults pass on the important stuff”.

Keyworkers

“They help me speak about stuff”.

“If I put something in the worry box, they offer time to listen”.

Activities and free time

“We organise special – theme nights – pamper nights, cooking, chill out, Halloween, family & carer events”.

“We grow veggies in the garden & toast marshmallows at the fire pit”.

“There’s lots of wildlife here to look at”.

“We go to clubs in the community – football training, Girls’ Brigade, Army Cadets, Scouts, Swimming, Trampolining”.

“There’s always something to do – roller blading, bikes, trips, skate park, tuck shop, scooters, badminton, watch movies and play pool and Wii in the playroom, go to Fun Factory and play in the gym hall”.

Other things

“Christmas is fun at Harmeny”.

“I enjoy going to the caravan at Berwick with Bryan and Scott”.

“Heather and Sandra, the housekeepers are helpful”.