What Young People Say

What Young People Say

The most recent Care Inspectorate Report details some comments made by young people to them, including- “The best thing about this place is the staff- they are amazing” “The staff really help me…I have great relationships with nearly all of the staff. I would trust them with anything.” This section gives a flavour of what life is like at Moore House from the young person’s perspective. We have asked a cross-sample of our young people to comment on various aspects of our service – education, care, therapeutic support, etc.

Jamie-Leigh - 15 years old

“I really liked coming here and meeting new people and making relationships. Another good thing is that you get to go out every night as long as you behave. Sunday nights are for settling inside and doing something nice. The school is really nice with lots of work and fun.”

Daniel - 14 years old

``Moore House is alright. The activities are good. I like football and going to the cinema. The food could be better. The Gate House feels like home, it is really homely. Soon I am moving to a house where I won’t get followed as closely by staff because of my progress in the Gate House. Moore House is a brilliant school compared to the other schools that I have been to.”

Megan - 13 years old

“I think the school is alright, you get the right education. I like having my own bedroom. Staff can be a pain but they are always there when you need them; that’s their job to make sure I’m okay. Staff always make sure I’m safe and spend time with me. My favourite thing about Moore House is that I get to go horse riding and can work at a stable. I don’t like the rules very much especially the bedtimes. The food could be better.”

Rebecca - 15 years old

``The best thing about Moore House is the clothing money. Before I came here I could only get cheap stuff and hand-me-downs. Also the activities; there is something different every time like rock climbing and sailing. The food could be a lot better though!``

Jamie - 14 years old

“Moore House has good activities. It’s alright being here. The best thing about the Main House is the food. I like the big open space at the back for playing games. My favourite activity is Laser Quest.”

Message from Rory 2015

My name is Rory. I came to Moore House on the 1st May 2014 and I left on the 29th May 2015. When I first arrived I was introduced to two of the many outstanding staff members Moore House provides. It didn't take long for me to realise how much they cared for me and wanted me to succeed. Everyone made Moore House feel, although it wasn't, like home. I was lucky enough to have a family that supported me into achieving the things I have. The school support here is amazing. The teachers are incredibly intelligent and genuinely want you to achieve great things. I came into the school having missed a lot of education and not realising my potential. Everyone here made me see that I was capable of much more than I thought. If you are lucky enough to be brought here take the opportunity and achieve great things.

Case Study

Jason 22 years old

Jason joined our residential service in 2001 aged 13 following a number of foster placement breakdowns, risk taking behaviours in the community and a lack of attendance in mainstream education. He initially spent six months within our service catering for young people aged 11 to 14 ½ years. Positive progression through his care plan led to a planned move to our residential service providing support to adolescents aged 14 ½ to 16 years.

Jason engaged positively in his education and fostered good relationships with care staff. Working in close partnership with Jason's social worker, he was supported through his placement leading to a successful progression into our throughcare provision for young people aged 16 to 19 years.

At the age of 19 years, opportunities for Jason to move towards independent living were limited and he recognised that a return to his home area was not a positive choice. Alternative options were explored and in agreement with his local authority, a self-contained flat in West Lothian was purchased by Moore House and let to Jason for 12 months. During this period, Jason secured employment, built up his credit rating and was successfully offered a mortgage of 97%, and took ownership of the property from Moore House at the price they paid for it. At age 20, Jason was the proud owner of his own property. Jason continues to live in West Lothian with his long-term girlfriend, and remains in touch with Moore House

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Moore House Care & Education was established in 1988 to work with young people who have experienced real challenges in life and has continued to develop to meet the changing needs of young people.


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