Highly specialised Residential Care with clear pathways onto Supported Living is a positive choice when supporting adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), including Autism and Asperger syndrome. Brookdale Care offer a range of small highly staffed residential care homes which support adults with Autism and Asperger syndrome to understand and manage their condition whilst developing their social, communication and independent living skills.
Every placement is co-ordinated to respond to the individual needs of the client, aiming to instil confidence, develop skills and encourage participation in a meaningful lifestyle. Our specialist autism services provide a structured care environment, with person centred timetables and care plans which build on individual strengths and needs, whilst providing structure, predictability and opportunity.
All of the Care Homes within Brookdale Care receive specialist input from our Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT). The MDT works holistically with the individual and the staff team to identify the residents’ abilities, difficulties and anxieties and develop a holistic therapeutic strategy to help the resident to achieve their goals. All staff working within our homes have specialist autism training and an in depth knowledge on the issues faces by individuals with ASC and work collaboratively with each resident to develop their person centred support plans.
Our homes are based in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and North London. Each home provides specialist care for residents on a specific area of the autistic spectrum, meaning that residents are always living with peers of similar abilities and can be supported individually and collectively by staff specially trained to meet their specific needs and abilities.
All our services are located close to local amenities in order to assist residents in developing their social awareness, communication skills and support their positive experiences and engagement with the local community. We aim to provide a comfortable home environment for each and every resident and encourage individuals to personalise their rooms and make collective choices about the decor in the communal areas of their home.
Personal achievement brings with it the opportunity to move on to one of our Supported Living settings where there is a lower level of direct staff intervention representing a further step on the pathway to living safely and independently in the community.