Set in six acres of attractive grounds, The Maples provides supported living accommodation and independent studio apartments to sixteen adults with autism.

Studio apartments

"The Foxes" and "Badgers" are the latest addition to The Maples. These are eight purpose-built, new studio apartments that promote independent living skills. All have en-suite bathrooms; an attractive open-plan layout and modern appliances, such as cookers with special induction hobs.

The property has a large garden which provides ample seating areas, a trampoline, an arbour and a sensory woodlands. Service users can also enjoy participating in ball games, barbecues and open days. Other communal spaces include well-equipped kitchens, a variety of lounges and dining rooms, an IT room with specially adapted equipment, and a launderette for residents' use. The service has plenty of space for privacy.

Residential accommodation

The 'Red Kites' is an eight-bedroom home for people who require additional support. It has:

  • a spacious sensory room with a colour projector
  • individual bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • launderette
  • a large communal living room
  • activities area
  • dining room

The home is within easy reach of the M4. The local town of Reading provides frequent rail links to London and the rest of the UK and there is a local bus service a short walk away from the centre. The Maples has its own transport facilities, which are available for the use of residents. We also have four community-based houses within the local areas: two in nearby Sonning Common, one in Caversham and one in Maidenhead, each housing up to three adults on the autistic spectrum.

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