We currently have one Residential Care Home, Fairleigh House, in South Manchester and are in the process of developing an autism specific service in Stockport, due to open in October 2010.
Fairleigh House is home to six men and one woman who require a 24-hour package of support to assist them in everyday living tasks as well as accessing the community and developing their skills in a broad range of areas. The home also has a separate apartment which is home to one young man who is supported by his own dedicated staff team.
The team at Fairleigh House places a strong emphasis on person centred approaches to developing a package of support that meets an individual’s wants and needs. Where the people supported have difficulty expressing themselves, we draw on the knowledge of the important people in their life. Assessment of an individual’s capacity to make decisions forms part of our initial assessment process and, where a decision needs to be made for a person who lacks capacity, it will always be done in their best interests.
Each person we support at Fairleigh House has the opportunity to access our scheduled day service activities, such as hiking, canal cruising and horse riding, that aim to develop people’s skills, self-esteem and opportunities in life. These activities provide the people we support with a broad range of sensory stimulus as well as exercise and regular events that enable them to make sense of their weekly routine.