At Overcliffe House we help people to develop their skills and independence through formal learning and leisure activities. Each person has a timetable at home which we create with them to reflect their needs and likes. It includes home chores such as shopping, cooking and independent living skills, and social activities in the community and with other autistic people.
Every day we use our Centres which offers a wide range of activities to help people to develop their skills and knowledge. Some residents have their own computers with internet access and we also use the day centre's ICT suite. We make good use of our local colleges' adult education classes, where we pursue our passions – from creative drawing to pottery.
"During the inspection visit we saw people interacting well with staff. The staff took time to listen to people and responded in a friendly and patient way. People knew all the staff names and called out to them to check out things like 'how long is it before we go', 'will I need a coat today' and 'are you coming with us today'."
Current residents are aged between 50-70 years old and are active and social with each other.
They access the community together and are also supported on 1:1 for certain activities.
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