About The Drive

The Drive is a 7bed bespoke short breaks accommodation for Children and Young People (CYP) aged 5-18 with Learning Disabilities (LD) including but not limited to Autism), and Emotional and Behavioural Disorder (EBD) including but not limited to Depressive Conduct Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and complex needs. It is in Ilford within London borough of Redbridge.

The home is situated in a pleasant residential area close to the train line and direct bus routes to the town and within walking distance (7 minutes) walk of all local amenities including leisure facilities, the local GP, library, and various cafes.

There is good access to a Park which has facilities such as basketball, tennis, outside gym and CYP can participate in an orienteering course.

CYP can also access Ilford shopping centre which is a 6-minute bus journey and 15-minute walking distance.

CYP using our service will be able to continue to develop and improve their quality of life (QoL) and wellbeing.  Our short breaks offer CYP with special needs a chance to access activities in the community, enabling them the opportunity to have fun, spend time away from their carers, develop social and independent living skills and make new friends, and to give parents and carers a break from their caring responsibilities. Our aim is to support CYP with disabilities to achieve desired outcomes. We are committed to creating environments where CYP can have their care, emotional, educational and health needs met by experienced and informed staff.

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