Our ﬂexible, tailored service helps adults and young people aged over 13, who live in and around Plymouth, Exeter, Torbay and South Devon, to build their confidence and develop independence.
Short term respite care is also available and provides an opportunity for the people we support to spend time away from their families either within, or outside the family home.
We aim to support each person's progress, so any work we do with the people we support is logged and used to provide evidence of improvement and engagement.
The activities and support we offer
Activities we offer:
- goal setting
- general issues relating to autism or Asperger syndrome
- strategies to keep safe
- maintaining relationships with family and friends
- developing social skills
- supporting people to attend college and university
- developing independent living skills
- transition into independent living
- using public transport
- taking part in community activities and accessing facilities
- building confidence and self esteem
- developing a healthy life style.
Environment and facilities
We aim to help everyone who uses our service to progress, build confidence and gain new skills. Before we start we’ll sit with each person and discuss their needs, wants and aspirations. Together, we create a flexible, individualised package that suits them.
Our support is flexible and can be used short term or long term depending on an individual's requirements.
Our staff have a range of skills and knowledge so that we can offer the right help to each person with autism. All our staff receive autism-specific training, which they build upon throughout their career, and take a person-centred approach, putting the people who use our service at the heart of what we do. We use a range of specialist approaches including SPELL.
Our service encourages people to take charge of their lives. They are at the centre of our planning process, and we work closely with them to create their individual programme and to put it into practice. Our experience enables us to communicate with people with autism and to help them to express what they want so that they can develop and thrive. We also ensure that family, carers, friends and staff are full partners in the planning process.
How to access our support
You can pay for our one-to-one support in a number of ways. For more information, visit our benefits and care page