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Clayton Brook House is a specialist residential service for autistic adults who have additional learning disabilities or other complex needs. We offer high quality packages of care and support which enable people to develop their independence and make the most of the many opportunities available to them. Everyone who lives in the open, friendly atmosphere of Clayton Brook House takes a full part in their local community and develops social, leisure, vocational and educational skills.

I was certain that this was where I wanted my son to live... All the staff are exceptional people. My son has blossomed and his life has been deeply enriched.

Parent

Environment and facilities

Clayton Brook House is a purpose-built property in Clayton-le-Moors, within easy reach of Accrington, Blackburn and the Ribble Valley and with a wide range of amenities nearby. Everyone in the house has their own bedroom with ensuite bathroom. We share a large lounge, dining room and kitchen where we come together to socialise and to learn independent living skills. We enjoy activities in our multi-purpose leisure and creative room, and unwind in our relaxation and sensory room and in the garden.

Leisure and learning activities

Everyone who lives at Clayton Brook House takes part in a wide range of activities, which help them to develop new skills and have fun. We encourage people to develop their abilities by taking an active part in everyday tasks such as cooking, washing and shopping and learning to socialise by sharing activities with others. We engage with our local community and involve family, friends and everyone important to the people we support. Our day services team, based nearby, provides access to even more activities, including sports, dance, art, music and education, all designed for autistic people.

Our team

Our staff are well trained, qualified and enthusiastic. Communication can be difficult for autistic people, so we use various approaches, including speech, sign language (including Makaton®) and visual strategies within the SPELL framework, to make sure each person’s views are heard and understood. Our close working relationship with a range of professionals ensures that everyone who lives at Clayton Brook House receives good quality, consistent care and support.

Person-centred approach

We put the autistic person at the centre of everything we do, and maintain strong relationships with family and friends. Each person who lives at Clayton Brook House has their own key worker, who works closely with them to develop and deliver their care and support plan. This plan identifies their likes, interests and aspirations, and the ways in which we will help the person meet them. We regularly review each person’s plan.

How to access our support

Places in our residential homes are usually funded directly by your local authority although other funding sources may sometimes be available. For more information, visit our access page.