The Children in our School range from 3 years old in the nursery up to 19 when the students normally transition to Adult Services. They each have personalised care plans which they follow as well as taking part in other activities such as life skills and music.
Children’s Home – Hannah Avenue
Hannah Avenue is our Children’s Home where children live either part or full – time. The majority also access Education within the School and enjoy activities and outings at weekends.
Our residential adults live in the bungalows, Hannahwood Mews and Arthur in Park Street. Our service also supports non-residential adults too. The adults range in age from 18 upwards. All the adults take part in a range of activities in Hannahwood as well as going on outings such as sailing, bushcraft at Burrator Reservoir and dog walks around Devon.
We operate 8 local charity shops with 5 in Plymouth and 1 each in Ivybridge, Newton Abbot and Saltash. These shops give Dame Hannahs a base in a number of local communities and most importantly generate much needed charitable funds for the services at Ivybridge.
Our holistic approach offers professional support from our therapists, educationalists, expert medical staff and a care team. We all work together to empower every person to have the most enriched and fulfilling life possible.
We are a Disability Confident Employer.
We work alongside a fantastic Fundraising team who are pivotal to raising money for the facilities in Ivybridge. They work alongside the local community and various organisations who kindly support the Trust.
Volunteers are also welcome! Please watch the video showing Graham who volunteers to drive for us every Wednesday.
To provide education, training, advocacy, work opportunities, care and other support services for children, young people and adults in need, their families, carers and associated professionals.
To advance the education of the public in relation to the education, training and care of persons with disabilities and other needs.
To promote research in these areas through publishing useful results and providing training to carers and associated professionals.
Support workers have fun
All of our children and young adults are cared for by Support Workers who really are exceptional in the individualised care that they provide. We have a fun and exciting homely environment with lots of excursions to various local attractions within Devon and Cornwall. To really appreciate the diverse role of our Support Workers here at Dame Hannah’s please watch the following YouTube clip.