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An opportunity has arisen in our residential service St Edwards Close, Croydon.

We currently have one double room available in this 6 bedroom detached residential house.

Our Homes

St Edwards Close is in New Addington a quiet residential area, and are very much part of the community. We are a short drive from Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve as well as Croydon town itself, giving us access to a range of activities for different lifestyles.

Care categories:
Autism spectrum disorders and associated learning disabilities.
Type of service: Adults - Residential (12 bedrooms, 6 in each house)
Number of people living in the service: 11 Places available, 1 placement in one of the houses (potentially sharing with 4 gentlemen and 1 female)
Age range of people in the service: 24-60

Staffing ratio and provided care

We provide 24 hour support and a staff member ratio of 1:2 or 1:1 and 2:1 for certain activities.

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

Staff are able to provide a supportive and encouraging environment so that each individual can achieve their goals. Our guidance, advice, information, and practical support are there to help them work towards an independent life.

Service facilities

The house has a large back garden with courtyard and seating area, BBQ, table tennis table and a vegetable patch.

There is a kitchen and separate dining room as well as a lounge. There are two separate toilets one downstairs one upstairs, and two bathrooms upstairs with baths with shower attachments.

 

How much can I praise? The whole family commend the staff for the real dedication and love given to my son. He has achieved so much under their care and is happy in his home

Parent

Community facilities

We are within walking distance of shops, parks, a swimming pool, a library and many other community facilities.

There is an excellent bus service into Croydon town centre, a busy cosmopolitan area with cinemas, theatre, an art gallery, several shopping centres and a mainline railway station.

St Edwards is close to two NAS centres which support people to strengthen their abilities.

Placement suitability

The criterion for admission is to be over 18 years of age and have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Current residents are aged between 24-60 years old who are verbal and non verbal with additional learning disabilities.We are currently supporting 1 female and 10 males.