Fernery House is a community-based house in Burnham-on-Sea providing residential care for autistic adults. Our safe low-arousal environment and caring and experienced staff help people realise their potential and work towards increased independence in the community.
Residents: Five, ages 20-50
Near the seafront in Burnham-on-Sea
Communal living room
Quiet living room
Within walking distance of local facilities
Transport links: local buses and routes to Bridgwater, Bristol, Taunton, and Weston-super-Mare
Our staff helped John move from a residential home, supported living shared housing, to his own flat.
At Fernery House, we create an individual timetable of activities in the form of person-centred care and support plans which reflect the likes and needs of the people we support, to help build their skills and increase their independence.
Activities are a mixture of learning and leisure. This will create opportunities to develop life skills such as cleaning, preparing meals, developing independent living skills, shopping and other tasks around the house. The local community offers opportunities for many social activities including visiting the cinema, theatre and local library. There are also many sporting facilities, including a local gym and swimming pool, and many local restaurants, clubs and pubs.
"People received individualised care. Staff at the service were caring, warm and respectful. People were involved in decisions about their care and encouraged to be as independent as possible."
The current invidiuals living in the house lead busy and active lifestyles. They are are encouraged to be as independent as possible. The house can be busy and noisy at times.
Residents need to have good mobility as there are three floors and one narrow staircase.
Refer an autistic adult to our services
Admission criteria includes: over 18 years of age, a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and appropriate funding in place