Gordon Avenue is a supported living service, which consists of 3 spacious 4 bedroom flats with shared communal areas and large garden. There is also a one bedroom, self-contained bedsit which offers the opportunity for more independent living. We are located in a quiet, leafy residential area in Stanmore close to local amenities.
The residents currently consist of four men and one woman. Two of the men currently live in their own flat. Individuals are on the Autism Spectrum and have a variety of learning or mental health needs in addition to their autism.
We provide 24 hours supported living and transition support tailored to meet individual needs. Each option is specifically formulated to the individual and designed to help them improve their life skills, strengthen their personal relationships, as well as encourage personal choices and enhanced quality of life. We continually seek to provide the best possible emotional, spiritual, religious, physical, material and social care for those who use our services. Individuals participate in a range of activities within their home and community, for example, therapeutic sessions; arts and crafts; vocational and prevocational support; sports and leisure and daily living activities including maintaining their lovely garden and growing and eating their own organic produce.
At the heart of each support plan is a respect for the individuals’ autism and how they experience their world. Each individual is enabled to build a strong foundation for their future, empowering them to live more independent and fulfilled lives.
The staff team comprises of one Service Manager, one Unit Manager and sixteen Support Workers. We also have four Waking Night staff.
Our staff team is fully trained to support individuals on the Autism Spectrum with complex needs. We provide a range of mandatory statutory and specialist training to ensure that the individuals we support have the optimum opportunity to grow and live as independently as possible.
An Autism Consultant works alongside our Therapeutic Support Service, providing specialist advice, training, and reflective practice meetings, as well as hands-on support to the team and individuals using our service.
We work closely with family members and professionals involved in the individuals’ lives and encourage openness and transparency. We aim to work closely with Care Managers and other professionals involved in the care and support of those living in Gordon Avenue.
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