West Cottage

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Spark of Genius Residential Care for Children and Young People.

West Cottage is a substantial and comfortable home offering five generous bedrooms and a variety of communal areas of high standard for young people aged 10-18.  It was originally built around 80 years ago and delightfully nicknamed Baby Bear.  Since then the house has undergone significant renovation and extension and looks considerably different to its original state, now offering a spacious and welcoming environment for our young people to enjoy.  

The house is well equipped and furnished to a high standard to help instil a feeling of homeliness and comfort, with all changes to communal decor receiving input from the young people living there.  The house has three living spaces offering a range of environments from peaceful and relaxing, to a games room with a variety of activities on offer.  In the centre of the home there is an open kitchen and dining area with a sun room attached, offering young people different settings and environments to enjoy their meals or to spend time with the care staff and cook.  Each bedroom is of ample size and three of these have en-suite facilities. To the rear of the house there is an extensive garden, which includes a play park where young people can enjoy the space and tranquillity on offer, as well as vast panoramic views across Renfrewshire.

West Cottage believes in developing child-centred, bespoke packages of care and education. Each young person will have their own individual residential placement plan, which addresses their particular needs with regards to health, education, emotional and behavioural development, identity, religious and cultural beliefs, family and social relationships, social presentation, communication profile and self-care. Identifying and improving the outcomes for each young person is a priority area and primary task within West Cottage

West Cottage is on the outskirts of Bishopton a village in Renfrewshire and is located approximately 7 miles from Paisley, the largest town in the authority, 12 miles from Greenock (Inverclyde) and 16 miles from Glasgow. Though relatively small, Bishopton offers a variety of local shops, activities, sports, clubs and services, though its close proximity to Paisley and Glasgow allow for a full range of experiences, opportunities and services to be accessed.  The precise location of West Cottage sits just outside the main village itself, providing a rural feel without being cut off.