Linden House is our daytime hub for high-functioning adults with a diagnosis of autism that provides educational, recreational and vocational training in a broadly college-type setting.
Situated conveniently on the outskirts of Godalming town centre, close to local amenities and within walking distance of the river, Linden House is easily accessible and has a relaxing, inviting atmosphere. Its large open plan living room and kitchen provides a peaceful but interactive environment where people are free to engage in activities that are meaningful to them.
Because helping people to become more independent is so central to what we do, we see it as vital that they take responsibility for building their own programme. We work closely with each person to enable them to choose the activities that will best suit them, to extend their skills and allow them to pursue their passions. We recognise the importance of involving family, carers, friends and staff in the planning process too.
Activities are geared towards the acquisition of skills and knowledge, for example life skills, cookery and IT. Short courses are offered that develop skills that are relevant to the work place including food hygiene, health and safety and first aid.
People who use the service have the opportunity to work towards nationally recognised qualifications through online services and can access individualised support in areas such as money management, CV writing and job searching. Some find Linden House of benefit as a quiet space to which they can bring their own pursuits, such as creative writing, blogging and college course work.
A behaviour coordinator is based at the day service and holds one to one sessions with attendees, providing support and guidance in autism approaches and behaviour support helping people to overcome their anxiety and to improve their quality of life.
Every member of our team is trained to understand autism and Asperger syndrome, and how they affect people's lives. They learn specialist techniques which help them support people effectively, and continue to develop a deep knowledge and experience of working with people with autism throughout their careers.
How to find Linden House.
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.