Mainwaring Terrace in Wythenshawe, near Manchester, consists of three houses for ten autistic adults. Our expert care and ideal environment enable people to learn, to become more confident and independent and to live full lives in a friendly and welcoming community.
Residents: Ten, 25-70 years old
Males and females
3 houses, 10 bedrooms
Transport links: bus service and metro link to Manchester City Centre
Shared car and minibus
Martin is a blind, autistic adult with prostate cancer and a resident at one of our residential services.
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.
"Staff were caring and kind to the people living at Mainwaring Terrace. It was clear bonds had been formed and people told us the staff were good and listened to them. A relative spoke highly of the good work the staff team had done to ensure their relative remained well cared for and safe. People were given choices and encouraged to reach personal goals. Staff could describe how to support people and were aware of people's routines."
Interested in our adult services?
This service does not have a vacancy right now, but we have other residential and supported living schemes with vacancies throughout the UK