South Avenue is an adapted house that can accommodate up to seven young residents who have moderate to severe learning disabilities, physical disabilities, challenging behaviours and other associated needs. Our home currently supports residents with Downs’s syndrome, autism and sensory impairments.
Individuals at South Avenue have different communication needs and our staff are trained and experienced in supporting everyone in the way that they prefer – from verbal communication to Makaton and person specific communication techniques. Each resident has a detailed communication plan which is updated on a continual basis.
Everyone our at home is supported to plan a weekly timetable of activities, both at the home and in the community, which enables them to develop skills, work towards goals or simply to enjoy themselves. They are also supported to carry out all aspects of daily living and encouraged to participate in household decisions through regular meetings. Our residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are supported to attend appointments, social activities and work if they choose. Individuals living at South Avenue also have full use of the home’s own transport to enable them to get out and about.
Our home is a bright, roomy building with seven bedrooms over two floors, all of which have en-suite facilities. There are two large shared bathrooms, a large lounge with a separate area for arts and crafts and activities, a functional central kitchen, a double conservatory which acts as a smaller lounge area, a small sensory/relaxation area, a dining area and a mature, secure garden ideal for BBQ’s or just relaxing. The downstairs and outside areas are fully wheelchair accessible and suitable for individuals with mobility difficulties.
Here at South Avenue we have a small, dedicated team of staff who are passionate about the support they provide and about enabling the individuals that live here to lead as full and active lives as possible. Staff hours are specifically tailored around when individuals want them to support them and staff are on site 24 hours a day. All of our staff are trained and experienced in supporting the individuals that live at South Avenue and take pride in the fact that the service has a homely, relaxed feel.