Cooper 2 provides a robust Autism friendly environment for adults with Autism and a moderate to severe Learning Disability. Patients may be admitted due to previous poor management of their Autistic needs resulting in them exhibiting challenging behaviours.
Cooper 2 provides a structured environment where staff are extensively trained in Autism and use augmented communication to communicate with patients. Staff get to know patients likes and interests and use these to engage with them.
Speech and Language Therapists work with patients to improve their communication skills and develop social stories and augmented communication (such as pictorial timetables, menu plans etc) this means they are informed on what is happening and have more choice and control on how they live their life.
By meeting patients needs and giving them a means to communicate we see a dramatic reduction in challenging behaviours, a reduction in incidents of self-harm and greater levels of engagement, resulting in the ability for the individual to progress onto a community placement.
News and events
Finalists at the Skills for Care Accolades Awards 2020
We are delighted to announce our learning and development team has been named as a...
Winners at the Great British Care Awards
We are delighted to announce a team from our Cheshire and Greater Manchester Supported Living...
Double Success at the Wales Care Awards
We are delighted to announce our two finalists at the Wales Care Awards were given...
“Outstanding” Orchard View Celebrates with VIP Guest and Parliament Visit
Orchard View recently welcomed a VIP guest to help them celebrate being named as “outstanding”.
Winners for the England Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards Announced
Friday 28th June 2019 saw the very best from the Learning Disabilities and Autism sector,...
Acquired Brain Injury Conference
On Wednesday 19th June we hosted a complimentary Acquired Brain Injury Conference at Mercure Norton Grange...