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Burdon Lane Supported Living

The accommodation is based in Sutton, Surrey and can accommodate up to 5 adults. The property is a spacious property with individual bedrooms, one with en-suite, two communal bathrooms, a large shared lounge and kitchen and an extensive garden with an outside heated swimming pool.

Our Aim

Our aim is to support individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder to lead empowered and rewarding lives, by offering them independence, support and a low arousal environment.

Staff are present 24 hours a day to offer individuals 1:1 support. Individuals are supported to enhance their skills and abilities by accessing the local community, facilities and local colleges in order to gain opportunity for employment in the future. All staff are fully trained to an exceptionally high standard in autism as well as health & safety, epilepsy, challenging behaviour and safeguarding as well as other mandatory training.

Visual support, PECS, Makaton, BSL, and verbal communication are a few of the ways we help support individuals with us.

Skills and Expertise

The Team Leader has vast experience in the management of day services, residential, outreach and supported living services for adults aged 18-79 with learning disabilities, autism, PICA, epilepsy, ADHD, and mental health and has completed Level 5 in Health & Social Care in Leadership and Management (equivalent to the Registered Managers Award). The Team Leader is a medication assessor as well as a social skills trainer and is currently studying an undergraduate course in autism.

Level 1 Support Workers have a minimum of Level 2 in Health and Social Care and are trained in mental capacity, safeguarding, deprivation of liberty, first aid, autism awareness and nutrition and health.

Our Level 2 Support Worker is trained to Level 3 in Health & Social Care and is currently enrolled to complete Level 5. As well as having experience working with epilepsy, autism and learning disabilities, our Level 2 Support Worker is very experienced in visual support.

Achievements

Our biggest achievement to date is a consistent team and our outcome with one particular service user, which has resulted in a vast reduction in their challenging behaviour and an increase in their social skills.