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Our Homes

Milton Close has seven individual supported living flats in the Lancashire market town of Great Harwood.

We provide person centred support to enhance independence.

Care categories: Autistic Spectrum Disorder and associated learning disabilities.

Staffing ratio and provided care

24 hour background support 1:7, Sleep in duty 1:7, Direct support hours per individual a minimum of 25 hours per week.

Our staff undertake a comprehensive autism induction including positive behaviour support and communication and provide a low arousal environment.

Type of service

  • Adults- supported living
  • Number of people living in the service: 7
  • Places available: 1 upcoming place
  • 1 bedroom flat across two buildings
  • Age range of people in the service: 28-50

Our guidance, advice, information, and practical support are there to help the people we support work towards an independent life.

Each person puts together their own individual plan with staff who know them well to include their ambitions and enabling them to achieve their goals.

Service facilities

  • Fully functional one bedroom flats, separate kitchen, lounge and three piece bathroom.
  • Communal lounge with TV and evening activity programme in one building.
  • CCTV in second building for communal hallway. The service offers a communal lounge which is a hub of activity during the day and early evening.
  • People we support enjoy getting together for social activities and building peer relationships.

Community facilities

Milton Close is a fifteen minute walk to Great Harwood town centre and local amenities including a leisure centre, library, supermarkets and health centre.

The supported living office is based in the town centre. The service is on a major bus route to larger towns including Accrington and Blackburn.

The people living at Milton close receive support with developing independent living skills including domestic support, finance and budgeting, planning and attending activities, health appointments, social events, and maintaining links with family and friends.

Milton provides a warm welcoming environment for all based on valuing each and everyone, active listening and real communication. There is a real sense of work and helping people to grow, leisure and purposeful down time is managed sensitively. Quality service by quality people.

-A parent of a person we support

 

Placement suitability

The individual would need to have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and aged 18+.
The service currently provides support to seven adults with Asperger Syndrome.
Referred individuals would require background support and therefore be fairly independent.