The Spotlight on – Phoenix House
19 Jul 2016
The scheme has been designed for people with Autism and Complex Needs who are moving out of secure units, residential school or other residential provision to live successfully in the community with specialist support built around their individual needs.
Emma Storrie, Business Development Manager explains: “The building comprises of 6 individual flats, as well as a three-person service, all on the same site. The plan is to cater for a wide range of needs – with qualified and experienced team members delivering personalised support.
Two of the flats are designed as ‘transition flats’ for people who are not quite ready to move onto supported living but can work with team members to develop their skills and confidence in their new home – with more independent living being their ultimate goal.
“The design of the service allows us to tailor each space to the specific needs of individuals prior to transition, with space to de-escalate and a focus on sensory needs and adapting environments in response.” Says Emma.
The service includes a music room, sensory room and IT suite inside the building, with the outside comprising of various garden spaces, a hot tub, double swing and even a bowling alley!
Emma adds: “The plan is for there to be lots of activities and separate spaces for residents to enjoy at the service. Built into design and features are all the best bits of our existing provision – based on feedback from individuals, families, professionals and our teams.”
We look forward to meeting the first individuals to move in very soon and know it’s going to be a huge success!
An open day for August will be announced very soon -– we will keep you updated via twitter and facebook.