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Our residential service consists of three houses in south Manchester which provide year-round twenty-four hour support for 12 autistic adults. Our expert care and ideal environment enable people to learn, to become more confident and independent and to live full lives in a friendly and welcoming community.

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Everyone who lives in one of our houses has a light and cheerful single bedroom and shares comfortable communal lounges and dining areas. We encourage people to make their rooms their own by choosing the decor and accessories.

We make the most of an excellent bus service into Manchester city centre, a busy cosmopolitan area with cinemas, theatres, art galleries, several shopping centres, museums and a mainline railway station.

The residential service is near two NAS daytime hubs in Northenden. These centres offer a wide range of activities to help people to develop their skills and knowledge. In addition, everyone who lives here has an individual evening and weekend planner, incorporating activities such as pub trips, walks, outings or cinema trips.

Some of the activities we offer:

  • daily living skills
  • gardening
  • college courses
  • further education courses
  • employment
  • music
  • swimming
  • walking
  • horseriding.

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 ensure that family, carers, friends and staff are full partners in the planning process and pride ourselves on our warm welcome.

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. 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

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.