Quality of care judged ‘outstanding’ at Milton Keynes children’s home

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Furze House, a home offering short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in Milton Keynes, has been rated ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features by government watchdog Ofsted.

The home was rated ‘outstanding’ for the quality of its care and keeping the children safe. Outcomes for children and young people are rated good, as is leadership and management.

Lead member for Children and School Improvement, Councillor Norman Miles, said: “This is a welcome recognition of the superb work done by Furze House.

“Young people and their parents have told us that the team provide excellent care and support, enabling children and young people to grow and develop their self-confidence and independence in a safe and caring environment. It is really encouraging when external inspectors confirm that we are right to be proud of our local services.”

Furze House cares for up to ten children aged between six and 19, providing a home away from home for short periods of anything from an evening a week, to a weekend or week-long stay.

The home gives children and young people the space and support they need to develop their independence, in a fun and comfortable atmosphere.

At the same time it gives their parents and carers a break, with the knowledge they are being well cared for.