Drake's View Residential House
Drake's View Residential House has weekly boarding places (Monday to Friday morning) for 10 boys / girls who attend Mount Tamar School. The present age range is 5 to 16 years. The residents are supported by a professional, highly trained and enthusiastic team of staff, who liaise closely with school staff to ensure all individuals gain the skills confidence and independence to achieve their full potentials for the future.
Meet Drakes Care Team
Drake’s View strives for its young people to become independent, self sufficient and confident individuals. Our aim at Drake’s View is to ensure its residents are equipped and fully prepared for life after leaving school. Promoting a healthy balanced diet, developing organisational skills/routines and training our young individuals to socialise appropriately, in a variety of settings will improve the prospects of our young people; enabling them to achieve their full potential.
Drake’s View offers a wide range of activities for its residents. This again promotes independence in a fun, safe and sociable environment. Drake’s View residents can choose from a wide range of activities on offer in the evening such as; swimming, Trethorne, Arts and crafts, cooking, River Dart, den building, farm access (please see website), fishing, homework (precision reading) and much more.
Residential trips abroad
Drake’s View aims to go on at least 1 residential trip abroad each year. We do this by applying to Happy Days Charity and through a donation from the Cayzer Trust. This gives our residents the opportunity to travel abroad and experience different cultures; something they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. In recent trips we have been to Salou, Benidorm, Majorca and we are in the process of booking our next one… so watch this space.
Drake’s View offers a wide range of services to the parents and carers of our young people. We offer home programmes which aid parents to manage their child’s behaviour during the holidays, using our behaviour reinforcement system. We also offer support and advice on behavioural/social issues, as part of a drop-in service. This is in a casual environment and flexible basis where parents and carers can pop in to pay us a visit and ask about any issues they may have.
Plymouth Information and Advice Service
This year saw the first course run by the PIAS team. The parents/carers of our young people were introduced to an exciting, useful and highly enjoyable course; based around 1 session per week. The 10 week long programme aims to provide quality time for our young individuals and their parents/carer to develop skills such as communication and to provide a shared memorable experience in a relaxed, friendly environment.
Coming soon- Drake’s View Independence 6 week intensive course
Year 10 and 11 students will soon have the opportunity to participate in a 6 week course designed to develop their independence and life skills. The course will involve attending interviews, weekly work placements, and day to day living skills such as budgeting, independent travelling, washing, cooking, sexual health and much more.
Drake’s View now integrate their targets in collaboration with Mount Tamar School. This allows us to work as a whole school, as opposed to separate departments, both striving to achieve common goals to improve outcomes for our children and young adults.
Drakes View facilities
This Kitchen Dinner and Drake’s View coffee shop is used to promote independent living skills,
prepare evening suppers and a place where parents /carers can drop in for coffee
The residential is set within four acres of beautiful grounds and provides young people with the opportunity to access several play areas in a safe environment.