Type of provision:  Residential care and Education for young people with Learning Disabilities and associated complex needs.  Also for young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties.
Gender:  Mixed
Total number of children’s homes & other services:  4
Total number of registered beds:  27
Size range of homes:  1 x 2 bed home (Fully accessible for those with mobility issues) 2 x 5 bed home 1 x Residential Special School (for 15 young people) (Fully accessible for those with mobility issues) and also day placements for young people within the local area.
Age range on admission:  8 – 19
Specialist service:  Specialist Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
Name and qualifications:  TEACCH approach, the SCERTs model and advanced level, use (PECS) approach and LAMP.
Registered school:  Mountwood Academy
Geographical location:  North West


ROC Northwest Ltd offers residential care, education and domiciliary care for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Learning, Physical Disabilities and complex needs with challenging behaviour.

We have 4 homes in Lancashire.

Aroona (Lancaster) caters for 4 young people with learning disabilities and associated challenging behaviour, in the main house and also has a self-contained annexe, supporting independent living transition for those young people who require a sole occupancy placement.

Kirkwood (Padiham) is home to 2 young people with learning/physical disabilities. The home has been converted to include tracking and en-suite fully accessible bathroom.

Tower View (Foulridge) is home to 5 young people with learning disabilities and associated challenging behaviour.

Mountwood Academy (Department of Education registered) caters for boys and girls, aged 8 to 19, with Statements of Special Educational Needs).

We have a 24 hours, 7 days a week, holistic approach to learning, achievement and progress.

We base all learning on the national curriculum, but we modify and personalise it to make it interesting, exciting and relevant to the specific needs of our young people.

We achieved Investors in People Award for the 8th Year running and are accredited with the National Autistic Society.

We have won the LaingBuisson Award for Management Excellence in 2016 and for Children’s Services in 2017.

Company Website:  www.rocnorthwest.co.uk