We facilitate active rehabilitation through promoting programmes of education and leisure activities and cater for a variety of personal interests and preferences.
Our focus is on supporting people according to their individual needs and promoting activities leading to the development of independent life skills and meeting therapeutic milestones.
We believe that integration and social inclusion within the local community is of paramount importance. We give great consideration to the location of each of our homes, ensuring they are situated within or close to communities which will provide the opportunities and social stimuli our service users will need.
We aim to promote access to education for individuals to increase and enhance their future life choices. Education offers a great way for people to achieve and fulfil personal ambitions, increasing their confidence and self-esteem.
Service users with Autistic Spectrum Conditions are able to benefit from specialist education at Beechwood College, our residential and day further education college, near Cardiff. However, it’s not just community activities that we see as important, but also helping people to grow in confidence and to rediscover skills that they will need for the future.
Some of our service users attend local colleges and study subjects as diverse as Equine Management, Art & Design, Catering, Literacy, Horticulture and Computing.
Any service which promotes recovery must promote daily living and personal management. Our service users learn to develop their cooking skills, to clean and tidy, to wash their own clothes and to take general responsibility for their daily self-care in a homely, supportive and safe environment.
Linked to this is the development of financial and budgeting skills: how to access benefits, fill in forms, open bank accounts, save or paying bills.
As service users become ready to make the transition to independent living we assist them to find accommodation: teaching them how to apply for accommodation and how to deal with Housing Associations and private landlords. We prepare them for running their own home teaching them the basics of house maintenance skills, such as how to change a plug, unblock a sink or how to decorate.
Our services recognise the importance of work for service users. We support them in their search for jobs; showing them how to fill in application forms and coaching them in the interview skills they will need to obtain employment.
With our support, many of our service users have been able to make a valuable contribution within the workplace – securing paid, unpaid and voluntary employment.