Gillitts Road is our registered residential service for adults with autism. Located in Wellingborough in east Northamptonshire, the home is in a quiet residential area within easy reach of shops, parks and local amenities. People who live here use an extensive range of nearby indoor and outdoor leisure facilities.
We have recently refurbished Gillitts Road and it now comprises two five-bedroom homes, 'Beige House' and 'Green House', and 'The Flat', a two-bedroom apartment created to promote independent living skills.
At Gillitts Road we support people with autism who have moderate to profound learning disabilities using person-centred approaches. We also work with people who have complex needs, such as epilepsy, sensory over- or under-sensitivity, and other health difficulties.
Everyone who lives in Beige House or Green House has a light and cheerful single bedroom and can use comfortable communal lounges and dining areas. We encourage people to personalise their rooms and choose their own décor and accessories.
Each person's care and support plan is created to meet their personal needs, preferences and aspirations, and everyone who lives at Gillitts Road has a key worker who works closely with them, learning about their ambitions and helping them to achieve their goals.
We are grateful to the team for the care that they provide, they are inspirational.
The Flat gives young adults diagnosed with autism the opportunity to move from a residential setting into a smaller or individual community house. Each young adult has an en-suite bedroom and the flat has a communal kitchen, dining and lounge area and a small, private garden. The young adults living in The Flat have individual person-centred programmes. These programmes help them to develop in all the aspects of life and social skills that they will need to move into the community.
Communication can be difficult for people with autism and our staff are trained to use a variety of communication methods, including spoken language, sign language (including Makaton®) and visual strategies. Our aim is to communicate clearly with each person and ensure their views are heard and understood.
Gillitts Road holds Autism Accreditation status and is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Both carry out regular inspections to ensure that the support we offer is of a consistently high standard.