Magnolia House opened in June 2014, it provides comfortable accommodation for up to five young people (EBD). The home is situated on main road on the outskirts of Bicester town and is approximately one mile from the town centre which can be reached by foot or a regular bus service. There are several local shops within walking distance and a number of supermarkets (some offering a wide range of various cultural foods) are a short walk away. The location offers good local amenities, including a doctor’s surgery, chemist, and a number of churches, library, convenience store, newsagents, post office and a local bus service.
“I have found Magnolia House to be an excellent choice , as any young child would be. He was very apprehensive about coming into care and leaving his mother. However Magnolia House have done everything they can to help alleviate these concerns. They have put good structures and routines in place and have found ways to manage his behaviour”. His school attendance has improved dramatically and they have been able to get his medical needs met. (Social Worker)
“Magnolia House have helped to build and support a more positive relationship between him and his family members. Magnolia House have supported this contact throughout the time there weather that be taking him to contact or picking up and returning. Magnolia house have reinforced family support by using external agencies aiding the emotional needs to parenting by arranging parent classes” (Social Worker)
“The home has been renovated and decorated to a very high standard, offering a homely comfortable accommodation”
“Excellent location and access that provides good onsite parking facilities.”
Magnolia House is managed by Kim Murray. Kim has 11 years’ experience working with children and young people in a residential setting, 9 of these years have been in either a supervisory role or management of staff. Kim attained qualifications in QCF Level 5, Leadership & Management for the Health & Social Care Children & Young People Services. Kim also holds an Enhanced Child Counselling diploma.
Kim is an extremely passionate manager who thrives on the progression and success of each individual child/ young person that has been placed @ Magnolia House.