Manor Farm

Our Support

Manor Farm supports ten young adults aged 16 to 25 with a dual diagnosis of Autism and Learning Disabilities. This bespoke service helps young people to prepare for life in the adult world. We work in partnership with family members and young people, to provide support that enables individuals to live with their Autism with hope and optimism and work towards a truly valued lifestyle.

We offer a person centred and Autism friendly approach for every autistic person supported. Staff encourage people to gain self-awareness and an increased understanding of their own Autism. This ensures that the support we provide, makes the most of the gifts and skills their Autism can bring, as well as seeking to reduce the difficulties each person may face.

Our Approach

The need to support and encourage self-esteem by motivating people to feel good about themselves and their achievements is central to the care provided at Manor farm. Everyone is supported to gain confidence and do the things that are important to them and ultimately to lead happy and fulfilled lives. We encourage young people to have a voice about what matters in their lives and the support provided is focussed on ensuring that their voices are heard and listened to.

Each person we support liaises with their keyworker to discuss their likes, interests, goals and aspirations. These could include starting a college course, having a job, wanting to cook or just having the confidence to go to the shops. Staff support people towards achieving their goals. This may require social stories, education on social rules, understanding body language and facial expressions.

Our Focus

Manor Farm have a proactive Autism Strategy in place, which aims to promote independence and positive experiences. Staff support people to manage and learn to accept themselves as autistic individuals with their own unique set of strengths as well as any struggles they face. Everyone supported at Manor Farm have unique skills and abilities and staff endeavour to provide meaningful opportunities, which enables individuals to express their personalities and raise their self-esteem, by really valuing everyone’s gifts and skills. We provide a quality service built on respect, trust and honesty and believe in offering equal opportunities to all while recognising and respecting difference.

At Manor Farm we understand the challenges that social interaction presents for autistic individuals and we seek to develop each person’s social ability, both in the home and out in the community where they are encouraged to practise new skills.

Positive Outcomes

Our positive and encouraging approach has successfully worked, with individuals currently accessing training, volunteering, attending college and where possible employment opportunities.

The staff are enthusiastic and willing to try another approach when a certain approach may not work. Whether this means researching different activities to ensure it is suitable or being brave and trying something different. The sky is the limit and the staff ensure that the people who live at Manor Farm are enjoying their lives whilst trying new things.

Autism Profiles

With support from the company Autism Advisor, we have developed a profile of the way Autism impacts each person living within our service. The Autism profile highlights the person supported strengths as well as the areas where support is needed. Each Autism profile summarises the diagnostic criteria and creates a picture that is both Autism focussed and person specific. Through this, staff can work in a truly person-centred and Autism intelligent way.

Transition Service

Manor Farm offers a transition service to support young people who are leaving home, school or college and setting out on adult life. Moving forward can be an exciting and challenging time and with it can bring lots of changes. Manor Farm’s aim is to work together in an integrated way with all involved, to ensure a smooth transition onto the next chapter of a young person’s life. We understand people may feel anxious about change and ensure each person has a transition plan which can include previsits, personal information booklets, photos, maps, social stories and schedules. This ensures a truly autism aware and personalised approach is carried out for each transition experience.

Accommodation

Manor Farm is a detached house surrounded by large gardens. Within the main house are ten en-suite bedrooms, a communal lounge, kitchen and dining room, art/games room. Outside in the garden is our sensory lodge and movie room.

 

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Summary and contact details

  • Support Type: Autism, Learning Disabilities 
  • Capacity: 9 Adults
  • Gender: Mixed Gender
  • Location: St Neots
  • General enquiries: 0333 444 0075
  • Email: info@accomplish-group.co.uk

 

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