At Coleg Elidyr, we understand that being away from family and friends can be a daunting experience for anyone and we work hard to ensure we provide a homely and secure environment where all students feel safe and at home. All students have a designated a key worker who provides pastoral support. We also recognise that for some people, building friendships can be a challenge and so an open door policy and our unique site are used to support students to invite friends for meals and make social visits to other houses.
Each of our seven houses has its own unique feel and during our admissions process we are careful to identify which house is best suited to individual students. Regular ‘house meetings’ are where students decide on social activities, examples of which include swimming, crafts, visiting the gym as well as socialising with peers at local pubs, clubs and other cultural activities.
Meal times are always a shared experience for staff and students providing a time for social interaction. All students are supported in playing an active role in shopping, budgeting and preparing healthy meals.We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute to the running and management of the home and ask all students to take a fair share of responsibility. Everyone is allocated a duty and is supported as necessary to undertake household chores such as the cleaning of communal areas and own bedrooms.
We understand the importance of regular communication with family and friends and encourage all of our students to maintain these links.