Our residential homes provide help and support on a 24-hour basis, allowing our adults to live safely and as independently as possible.

We have a number of homes providing residential care services for people with autism. Each home is registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission to provide personal care. Each residential home is managed by a Registered Residential Manger who is supported by an Assistant Manager to operate the service.

All our houses have been carefully planned and furnished to create an autism friendly environment which is comfortable and welcoming for the people who live there. Our aim is to provide a residential service which offers the following positive characteristics:

  • In-depth assessment and care planning process
  • Full involvement of the person with autism and their families in their service
  • A flexible, personalised service which offer value for money 
  • 24-hour programme of support designed to meet agreed outcomes
  • A well trained, motivated and consistent staff team offering practical and emotional support
  • A well-structured and supportive environment

We offer a wide range of different accommodation to take account of individuals need, from those who need high levels of support, to those who are able to take increasing responsibility for their budget and daily living needs. Each of our residential homes is spacious shared accommodation ranging in size from our smallest home which has three residential places to our largest home which has six residential places. Each individual has their own bedroom and shared access to the communal areas of the home.

Our initial assessment is person-centred with the individual and where appropriate their representative fully involved in the process. We will work with them to carry out an assessment that will enable us to provide a quality care service which is safe, flexible, promotes independence, respects rights, meets their cultural needs and focusing on positive outcomes. The assessment will focus on areas such as health, social, personal and emotional needs. It will also look at how an individual’s Autism Spectrum Condition impacts on their life; this includes a detailed assessment of a person’s skills in the areas of social interaction, communication, flexibility of thought and sensory issues. This will then feed into a personalised Support Plan. These are designed to balance the promotion of independence with positive risk management. The format in which this information is presented is personalised to make it accessible and meaningful to the individual, promoting ownership of their plan.

Staff work closely with individuals to ensure their Care Plan is person-centred, designed to increases motivation, enjoyment and understanding of a healthy and safe lifestyle. The quality of individual care plans are monitored and evaluated through our Quality Reviews which includes feedback from service users. If a person is moving to our service from another provider we will work closely with them and their current provider to develop a plan to facilitate a smooth transition to our services. If a person requires support for a service we do not provide, we will provide information on possible providers and work in partnership to ensure continuity of care.

Our residents benefit from a 24-hour programme which supports their personal development at all times. It has been well documented that people with autism can experience difficulties with transferring skills to different environments. Our 24-hour programme provides continuity and routine. A consistent approach to home, work and social life helps to break down the barriers between these ‘different worlds.’ We place great emphasis on enjoying life as part of the community so every learner has the opportunity to access a wide variety of leisure and social facilities in our local community.

For more information on our Adult Residential services please call:
Brian Stoker, Head of Care on 0191 410 9974 or email

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