Autism Care (North West) in Lancashire provides comprehensive support solutions for adults with Autism and learning disabilities.
The facilities are located within residential settings and in community supported living and outreach programmes. It has been rated by CQC (Care Quality Commission) as an excellent service and it is the main priority of the staff who work there that the people who are supported receive the best possible quality of care to the highest of standards.
Service users are supported to become an active and fully integrated part of the community that they live in.
The Meadows provides accommodation for seven people with Autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Every service user is encouraged to play an active role in the day-to-day activities provided. To help the service users feel at home we feel it is vital to personalise their rooms to their individual taste.
The Brook is the home of six individuals with Autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and mental health conditions. The activity programmes are designed around the individual and are challenging and imaginative to ensure the service user is always constructively occupied. Person centred planning underpins the service philosophy and with this individuals are encouraged to live as independently as possible.
The Grove is the home of seven adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions. The setting and social training promotes social inclusion at every level and staff in the Grove always have the service users' best interest as the main priority.
The Orchards is the home of seven adults with learning disabilities and other associated conditions. The staff provide access to day opportunities and support individuals to access further education and supported employment.
Community supported living
Autism Care ensures that service users are supported in their own tenancies and provides flexible support to people depending on their abilities.
It is an important element of the service to ensure that individuals are encouraged and assisted to access local amenities. When they reach the stage to move to supported living, Autism Care assesses the compatibility of each service user with other service users to enable individuals to make informed choices about who they would like to live with.
What the service users say:
"The other residents are all my friends. I enjoy going on holiday with them and visiting the other houses too. I have a new boyfriend and I like to feel loved and I do now. I am getting engaged and that is because the staff here have helped me to live my life to the full."