The Lodge is a four bedroomed house situated on the school campus, equipped for older students to further develop their independent living skills as part of their transition towards adult life.
Station House is a four bedroomed house situated in the village of Admaston in close proximity to Overley Hall. It is our residential home for adults with learning disabilities; the current residents all having previously been students at Overley Hall School.
Station House residents have personalised weekly schedules which incorporate a range of activities chosen by each individual. This may include: college courses, work experience, social activities, family visits, sports participating/spectating, structured exercise, day outings, short breaks and holidays. Each resident is offered a level of support appropriate to their personal needs; this is provided by a small dedicated team of staff.
In addition, each resident is supported by an independent advocate provided by a specialist organisation.
The Woodlands is a purpose built, five bedroomed home situated in the grounds of Overley Hall. It is a small group home for adults with a range of complex, high support needs including autism and severe learning disabilities.
Residents of The Woodlands all have personalised weekly schedules which incorporate a range of activities chosen by each individual. This may include: college courses, work experience, social activities, family visits, participating in /spectating sports, structured exercise, day outings, short breaks and holidays. Each resident is offered a level of support appropriate to their personal needs; this is provided by a dedicated team of staff.
Our Garden Club is a twice weekly activity for adults with learning disabilities that takes place within the grounds and walled garden of Overley Hall School. It is open to adults from all over the county; we provide some transport for participants, depending on location. The group is led by horticultural expert, Martin Ford and is supported by members of our staff team; visiting carers are welcome to attend. Garden Club attendees have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of maintaining and cultivating the school grounds and gardens, from potting flowers to planting and harvesting a range of fruit, salad and vegetables. During the sessions, Garden Club members are supported to participate in any or all activities, with consideration given to personal preferences and abilities. The club runs for 46 weeks a year, which allows participants the chance to experience the whole growing cycle of the gardens. Undertaking physical tasks outdoors in the fresh air can be beneficial to physical and mental health and there is a great variety to experience and learn within a friendly and supportive group.
The Garden Club currently runs a small stall which can be found in the porch of Overley Hall’s main building, this stocks seasonal vegetables, salad, plants and flowers. The availability of our produce to buy will be greatly developed with the future opening of our own Farm Shop.
In 2013 and 2014 Overley Hall was awarded a Heart of England in Bloom Gold Award in the ‘School Grounds’ category. We are busy planning for our 2017 entry.
In addition to the various the benefits of attending Garden Club, participants play a very valuable role in making the outdoor environment of Overley Hall pleasant and calming for the children and young people in our care, our staff team and visitors to the school.
For more information on our Garden Club please contact our Main Office on: 01952 740262