Pelham Manor in Gravesend, Kent, is a residential service for seven autistic adults. In our specialist environment, fully-trained and experienced staff help people to develop and work towards more independent living.
Residents: Seven, ages 22-30
Males and females
One en-suite bathroom
Three shared bathrooms
Transport links: half a mile from town centre and within easy reach of Rochester
Sam previously lived in another one of our services and struggled during the initial transition between homes. She was also struggling with accessing the local community.
We carefully structure and balance life at Pelham Manor to give a mix of learning and leisure. Everyone has their own programme with individual goals based on their abilities and interests. Our aim is to help people to develop greater independence, so each person has a timetable at home which we create with them. It includes home chores such as shopping, cooking and independent living skills, and social activities in the community and with other autistic people.
We regularly run theme evenings and everyone enjoys our beauty and pamper evenings.
We run weekly classes in art, craft, sensory, massage, dance and music at Pelham Manor. Every day we use our Centres which offer a wide range of activities. We have our own laptop with internet access. We make the most of local colleges and adult education centres, where courses include cookery, pottery, numeracy and literacy.
"We observed people being treated with kindness and compassion. Staff responded quickly to people's requests and questions. Staff frequently spoke with people and when they did so it was in a patient, calm and friendly way. We saw that staff maintained eye contact with people, sat down next to them at the table when talking with them, and bent down to interact when appropriate."
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