Everyone who lives at Hoylands House has a wide range of opportunities available to them which help them to develop new skills and maintain current ones. There are opportunities for the adults we support to participate in enterprise activities through our workshop and innovative on-site shop. Staff are highly creative in helping people discover their interests and turn them into meaningful activities, presenting them with as many opportunities as possible so they find something they really enjoy.
For example, one young man liked to shred paper. Rather than discouraging him, staff saw an opportunity for a joint project: the young man shreds paper, and another person who loves the sensory experience of water mashes and turns the paper into firebricks to sell in the Hoylands House shop.
These personally tailored enterprise activities are excellent for developing confidence, independence and purpose. We encourage people to develop their skills by taking an active part in everyday tasks such as cooking, washing, shopping, and developing their socialising skills by sharing activities with others. Activities include local trips to the zoo, cinema, library, bowling alley and climbing centre as well as short holidays.
“We observed many positive, caring and kind interactions between people and staff. Staff knew people well and were familiar with their routines and preferences and knowledgeable about the personalities of people they supported. Staff spoke about people with respect and affection.”
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