The houses are designed to meet the specific needs of the people living in them through person centred support plans and care packages. Person centred planning enables individuals to live their lives in the way they want, supporting and encouraging independence through the development of life skills. They are supported by a range of staff, both on site and off, including a specialist placement manager.
Community houses aim to:
- Provide a structured environment for people with autism.
- Increase opportunities for service users to become active citizens in their community and to facilitate their inclusion into society
- Support service users through person centred planning, promoting independence, equality and rights
- Support and promote individuals’ health and well being through effective care and person centred planning
- Support service users to maintain and develop their social and communication skills and work to meet their emotional and psychological needs
- Support service users to take an active role in the running of their home
- Support service users to take part in social, leisure and educational activities and where appropriate seek employment
- Provide support for people with a learning disability