Our House is a large detached property with a good sized garden and plenty of off road parking. The house is in the heart of the community and was exactly what Sarah and Nick were looking for. Originally a 7 bed house, the residential property was formally used as a B&B until 1988. Although the layout wasn't right the property had scope to create 5 large bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms and plenty of living space.
Our Architect, Christopher Stone submitted plans and an application for change of use to Amber Valley Borough Council on 09/06/16 the plans were approved on 12/08/16. The building work and external landscaping was completed in May 2017.
The Building Work
Our House Waingroves LTD was established in 2016 by Sarah Wyatt and Nick Seals. Inspired by their son, Luke, who uses care and support services. Sarah and Nick recognised that sometimes, support falls beneath the standard of the expectations of all those involved, including the fantastic people we support, valued and brilliant staff and parents. Sarah and Nick saw an opportunity to create a model of care that truly values individuals. One that seeks to provide opportunities for those with learning disabilities, sensory needs and Autism. Above all, a model that celebrates diversity and understands that people can experience the world differently and this should be honoured and celebrated.
Our House strives to enable individual growth and development of each of the people it supports, facilitating engagement with the community and the opportunities this provides, whilst honouring and celebrating the diverse needs and interests of each person. Our House is rooted in community and the choice of its location in the village of Waingroves is central to this. It is recognised that the relationship between support workers and individuals is the key to facilitating the growth of individuals. Therefore, the value placed upon support workers is of paramount importance to the organisation.
Sarah and Nick also believe that strong leadership is the key to building and maintaining positive cultures where basic values of kindness, respect, understanding and compassion prevail. These values are, above all, the binding components in creating a model of care to be proud of, where everyone can thrive and develop.
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