Residential Care – The Waverley Lodges

Pioneer’s residential accommodation is onsite, within a 2–3 minute walk from the Training & Education to Employment Training Centre.

We know through experience that young people who have lived through the trauma associated of being placed in residential care benefit from being placed in a single or dual occupancy home environment. For that reason, all our students live in single and dual occupancy lodges within the safe boundaries of Pioneer on the Phoenix Park site.

We know that for some young people night times and sleeping can be difficult. Our lodges are situated alongside the River Ribble, on a 70-acre natural site. Often being surrounded by nature, or by just seeing scenes within the natural world, feelings of anger, fear and stress can lessen. The natural surroundings at Phoenix Park will undoubtedly contribute to the improved physical and mental wellbeing of our students by helping to reduce blood pressure, muscle tension, heart rate, and the production of stress hormones that so many young people find hard to manage.

Each of our lodges provides a homely, warm, nurturing, comfortable, supportive environment for students and staff. Young people can also have access to a therapy dog. 

Key features:

  •   Own bedroom, some with en-suite and the option to decorate
  •   Fully equipped open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge area
  •   Quiet landscaped surroundings close to nature and local wild and birdlife
  •   Option for a therapy dog

We want our students to:

Succeed in education

Knowledge and learning can equip young people for life, regardless of the subject. We’re focused on ensuring our students succeed.

Be happy and healthy

The most important achievement for our students is to be happy and healthy. We equip them with the tools they need to become this.

Build good relationships

Learning the skills to build healthy and strong relationships help our students to grow as individuals and become well-rounded adults.

Have a safe place to stay

Have a safe place to stay - Feeling safe and secure is crucial for many of the young people that walk through our doors. The stability & structure of TEC Life enables them to feel this.