Welcome to Oak House! With its name inspired by the Oak tree, we draw a comparison between the tree’s resilience and the unwavering commitment of the Oak House team. Like the Oak tree standing firm against the elements, our team faces various challenges and adversities daily.
Napoleon Hill’s quote resonates deeply with us: “The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the
Staff at Oak House often encounter difficulties, storms of emotions, and unpredictable situations and despite facing adversity, we as a team, remain unwavering in our dedication, providing stability and wisdom to the children under our care. Our resilience enables us to adapt to ever-changing circumstances, just as an Oak tree adapts to different seasons.
Moreover, much like the wisdom associated with the Oak tree, we accumulate experience and knowledge through our trials. This wisdom allows us to provide better care, guidance, and support to the children, helping them navigate life’s storms.
Oak House has faced some very difficult challenges over the years, In 2020 Oak House averaged 60 behaviour reports in a month, so
far, touch wood, we have had only one behaviour report this month. This is testament to not only our young person’s growth and development, but also to the structure, support and love provided by our team.
Oak house is a family, if you ever visit us you will see that we have a family tree on our wall in the living room; this tree is filled with memories with our young person Staff member Suliat said “Working in Oak House has been a thrill and an exciting journey, I have grown as a Support Worker and I have also acquired new skills. Our young person has also grown into a fine version of himself because of the unwavering support he gets. The staff team work together with the support of our manager to make sure he gets the first hand support that he needs. In that way, Oak House have become a home to him and he is thriving and being the best he can, both in the home and in the community.”
Support Worker at Oak House
Over the past ten years, we have impacted our community by caring for the most vulnerable in our society.
The Engine House (formerly Thames Innovation Centre),
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