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Our day services give autistic adults the chance to learn and to try new experiences. We offer a wide range of groups, classes and activities in our centres and in community settings, allowing people to follow their interests and develop their life skills and knowledge in a meaningful way.

Following years of isolation, the day service team gave our son the opportunities and confidence he needed … and we got our son back!

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We offer our day services across two day centres, Anglo House and Victoria Road, located in Northenden village, South Manchester, which boasts local shops, cafes, parks and libraries, all within easy walking distance. Good transport links provide access to central Manchester and further amenities.

Our service is open to anyone with a diagnosis of autism and as our programmes are flexible and tailored to what each person needs and wants, people can choose the centre which best meets their needs. We offer programmes during half-term and summer holidays.

The activities and support we offer

At our centres:

  • accredited programmes including ASDAN in a range of subjects
  • meal preparation and cooking
  • information and computer technology
  • health and fitness
  • sound, rhythm and music
  • arts and crafts workshops
  • reflexology and Indian head massage
  • horticulture
  • multi-sensory room experience
  • social skills programme
  • work preparation
  • money and budgeting skills.

In the community:

  • canal barge trips
  • trampolining
  • ten-pin bowling
  • velodrome cycling
  • Chill Factore snow activities
  • swimming
  • further and higher college education
  • personal shopping, eating out and travel training
  • climbing wall.

Person-centred approach

We want every adult we support to have the opportunity to develop and thrive and to be at the centre of their planning process. We work closely with people to create their individual plan and support them to keep it live. Through our knowledge and experience we enable people to communicate effectively and to express their wishes. We also make sure that family, carers, friends and staff are full partners in the planning process.

Our team

Staff are specially trained to provide high standards of support to people with autism, receiving comprehensive autism training and continuing to expand their knowledge and skills throughout their careers. Staff are required to complete the City and Guilds Learning Disability Qualification (LDQ) Award and work to achieve National Vocational Qualifications as part of their ongoing professional development.

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.