Our daytime hub in South Croydon, Mansfield House, is for adults with a diagnosis of autism and mild to moderate learning disabilities living in Kent, Croydon, Surrey and London.
Our service at Mansfield House creates new opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to become involved in their community and to meet new people. We provide a secure and structured environment which helps people to participate and reach their fullest potential.
Activities may be based in Mansfield House or in the community. Each person can choose specific sessions or attend on specific days. We provide support for people to learn vital life skills as well as follow their interest and hobbies. We will help people to achieve accredited courses.
Leisure and learning activities
Our day services offer a range of leisure, educational, and vocational activities which may be based in our centres or in the community. We deliver our programmes in structured environments ideal for adults with autism. Each person can choose specific sessions or attend on specific days.
Below are some examples of the activities we can offer – there are many more, and we are always open to new ideas.
Everyone who uses our day services uses SPELL and TEACCH . These approaches provide essential structure and a means of clear communication designed to support people with autism. We also support other forms of communication such as Social StoriesTM, Makaton® and PECS.
I am thrilled that we have finally found a place for our daughter that can support her. Thank you for this fantastic day service.
The activities and support we offer
At our centres:
- Accredited programmes such as ASDAN and Learn Direct (in numeracy, literacy and life skills)
- Communication sessions
- Personal support time with a psychologist
- Job skills
- Health and wellbeing
- Speaking up for yourself workshops
In the community:
- Ten-pin bowling
- Further education in local colleges
- Eating out
- Travel training
We want every adult we support to have the opportunity to grow and thrive, so we put them at the centre of our planning process. Everyone who uses our service uses SPELL and TEACHH approaches which provide structure and clear communication.
We work closely with people to create an individual plan and put it into practice: through our knowledge 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.
Every member of staff is trained to support people with autism, and continues to expand their knowledge throughout their career. We staff each activity according to each person’s needs.
How to pay for this service
Support through our day-time hubs is funded by your local authority, either directly or through personal budgets allocated to you. Find out more about personal budgets here, or about our referral process here.
How to find us
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.