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At the Windmill Centre (formerly Robbie Centre) we provide intensive one-to-one support to help people with complex needs to develop their life skills and communication techniques.

Each person using the centre has their own programme which we design to overcome or reduce the effects of autism, and to enable them to live a rich and fulfilling life. They take part in a wide range of activities, including many in the community, all with the highest levels of staff support

I have always been proud of my daughter for who she is. I am now proud of her for the things I thought she would never achieve.


The activities and support we offer

At our centres:

  • accredited programmes including ASDAN in a range of subjects
  • dance and drama
  • IT
  • communication sessions
  • independent living skills
  • indoor games and activities
  • photography
  • current affairs
  • art and pottery
  • model making.

In the community:

  • golf
  • trampolining
  • horseriding
  • indoor bowls
  • ten-pin bowling
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • shopping
  • eating out
  • travel training
  • conservation and horticulture.

Person-centred approach

We want every adult who uses our service to have the opportunity to grow and thrive, so we put them at the centre of our planning process. We work closely with each person to create their individual plan and put it into practice: through our understanding and experience we enable people to communicate effectively and to express their wishes. We also ensure that family, carers, friends and staff are full partners in the planning process.

Our team

Every member of staff is fully trained to support people with autism, and continues to build on their knowledge throughout their career. We staff each activity according to each person’s needs.

Contact us

If you wish to use the service or make a referral, please contact us on our referral line on 020 3326 1200 or email

How to find the Windmill centre.

How to access our support

There are several ways you can pay for support through our daytime hubs. For more information, visit our benefits and care page.