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Autistic adults can sometimes find it difficult to live in their own homes without the right support. We help autistic adults to enjoy independent lives, either living on their own or in shared houses.

Our trained staff can provide anything from a few hours of support a week to help with everyday tasks, to comprehensive 24-hour support for people with higher support needs.

Our flexible, specialist service also allows friends, relatives and carers of autistic adults to take short breaks of varying length.

The supported living service continues to be a great benefit for our son.

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The support we offer

We can bring structure to people's lives and help them to learn about the essentials of daily life, such as self-care, laundry, cooking and budgeting.

Our service is tailored to the individual needs of the adults with autism we support. It may be long- or short-term, provided during the day time, evening or at night.

Our staff help to build each person's confidence so that they can develop their skills and abilities, and grow their independence in all areas of their lives.

We support adults with autism to:

  • learn independent living and household management skills
  • improve social skills
  • develop strategies to keep safe
  • maintain relationships with family and friends
  • deal with any other issues relating to autism, Asperger syndrome or learning difficulties.

All our work is underpinned by well-established, autism-specific approaches such as as the NAS SPELL framework and TEACCH.
 

Person-centred approach

Our expertise and experience enable us to communicate effectively with people with autism so they can express what they want and need.

We work closely with each person to create their own support plan and put it into practice. We see it as vital that the individual is at the centre of our planning process so they have every opportunity to develop and thrive.

We also make sure that family, carers, friends and staff are fully involved in the planning process.

Our team

The supported living service continues to be a great benefit for our son.

Parent

Our staff have a range of specialist knowledge so we can offer the right support to each person. All our staff receive autism-specific training, which they build upon throughout their career.

How to access our support

Support in your home can be paid for through a number of funding streams. Visit our benefits and care page for more information.