Fairfield Young Peoples Services

Fairfield College Residential Placements

Fairfield is primarily a day college, with around 20% of our students as residents. Our placements are for students of Fairfield College, who have been assessed by their Local Authority as eligible for a residential placement. We have some Wiltshire residents, but most are from all over England.

If you would like a residential placement we suggest you contact your Local Authority SEND team to discuss the possibility.

What can I expect from a residential placement?

You will live in one of our 6 houses, all a short walk from the college campus.

You will share the house with other students, which is great practice if your goal is to live with friends in the future.

You might want to stay for the whole term or go home at weekends. We can be flexible for you. Our staff are on hand 24 /7 to offer help and support when necessary.

You will have your own room with a shared bathroom. We have large kitchens and dining rooms so you can cook and eat with friends. You will learn the life skills you need to play your part and to live happily in a shared household. Together you will learn to budget, road crossing, to travel on public transport and to manage your money.

Whilst we support you to look after yourself and your room, we also focus on your physical health and individual wellbeing, to be sure we are doing all we can to help you flourish. We administer medication and arrange and attend medical appointments with you, when necessary.

We also use the 5 ways to wellbeing in all our plans.

  • Connecting with others
  • Keeping active
  • Always learning
  • Giving to others
  • Being mindful

Your wellbeing plan helps us focus on what you enjoy and what makes you happy. Having fun really matters too!

We encourage you to join in evening sports clubs and to take part in trips out at weekends. There is always plenty to be involved with.

Our house is your home, so of course there’s chance to chill before another busy day at college.

    Fairfield Trust Short Breaks And Respite Services in Wiltshire

    Our facilities

    Fully-equipped houses with shared facilities

    Individual bedrooms and wash facilities, communal living

    Qualified and experienced team of support staff with sleep in support.

    What people say

    “Thank you for always looking out for my Elliot. You all do an amazing job at Fairfield supporting our children.” – Parent

     “Kiki is kind, helpful, caring. Kiki always helps me with things I find hard.” – Student

     “Kiki is not weird, makes me feel happy and happy to be here. Kiki does a very good job. It is a pleasure to have Kiki in this house” – Student

    “It’s so refreshing to speak to professionals who listen and understand” – Parent

    “We had the pleasure of working with Sarah Talmash who was easy to contact, professional, and who knew the resident in great depth. In our experience, we rarely see a provision as dedicated and as conscientious, who invest so much time and care into their residents.” – Kane & Jo (LDWISS)

    Contact Us

    Contact your Local Authority SEND team to tell them you are interested in a residential placement. It’s worth noting that we don’t offer nursing care and although the houses are staffed 24/7 we don’t have night time waking care.

    Click on this link to take you to got to the College Application Form, where you can express an interest in a residential placement.

    Please attach a recent Care Act Assessment if you are over 18.


    WRITE: Care Team, Fairfield College, 43 High St, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, BA13 4DL

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