“Our House is an amazing place to work, it is like one big family with the team being guided by the housemates to live their life their way. The team are fully embedded in the ethos and values of Our House which is evident daily; From the Provider to the staff team who are committed to making every day better for the housemates, they are passionate, kind, caring, funny, willing to learn and undertake any training that will enhance their knowledge and skills to  give them a better understanding of people who see the world from a different perspective” 

Sarah and Nick


"Our House is a happy, safe environment where Housemates thrive with the help of amazing staff that go above and beyond. Where parents can relax in the knowledge  that the housemates are at the centre of everything that goes on. Everyone matters, the housemates, the staff, the families and the amazing owners!
If I could, I'd give Our House 11/10!!".

Kath (Stevie's Mum)


"Our House is a beautiful home from home for the Housemates who are cared for by an exceptional team of caring professionals.
I always get a friendly welcome in a happy atmosphere when I visit my grandson. He loves living there".

Mama Sue (Luke's Mama and top cake baker)

Dr Tom Tait

Operations Director

Responsible Person

“Leadership is not about being in charge, it is about taking care of everyone in your charge. When leading a team of staff caring for individuals with intellectual disabilities, it is the compassion, understanding and unwavering commitment to make life better for everyone that truly makes a difference.” 



"On our initial visit to Our House Ed burst through the door and immediately made himself at home! He was welcomed with open arms - even though he insisted on inspecting all of the cupboards in the kitchen! Instinctively we knew he would be looked after, protected, and encouraged to make his own choices. Sarah and Nick have created a fantastic environment which enables all of the housemates to thrive while at the same time respecting their dignity. All the staff understand the importance of what they do and we are forever grateful to all of them".

Liz and Al (Ed's Mum and Dad)


"Our House, Our Home, Our Way"

Click on a staff picture to see who they are and what they think about Our House


We set up Our House after our Son, Luke experienced poor care as an adult. As parents we have spent Luke's life advocating for the best support for him.  We wanted Luke to be able to have maximum choice and control over his life in a place he can call home, where he is happy, healthy and well supported and to live with people who have the same aspirations.

With support from Tom, our Operations Director we set up Our House which opened in 2018.

Our House Waingroves Ltd

Karen Tait

Registered Manager

Penny Goodwin

Registered Manager

Associate Trainer PBS Sherwood Training Ltd

"I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. Not only do we have great housemates and team, the support and values start right at the top!  I’m supported in my role and training is always encouraged for all staff. Everyone can be their best and I’m proud to be part of the Our House family".