Rookery Hove, Brighton

At Rookery Hove, we support 13 males and females aged between 18-35 on the autistic spectrum and individuals with complex mental health needs.

The services we provide promote independence and life skills, whilst getting our residents ready for moving on from Rookery Hove.

Living at Rookery Hove

Located in Hove, East Sussex, the service provides a safe, secure and friendly environment for the individuals which live here. What sets us aside from any other local providers is we try not to set up a home for life; the service is more of a step towards independence and moving on from Rookery Hove.

Our modern facilities include:

• 13 single bedrooms
• Fully equipped bathrooms
• 2 communal lounges where individuals can socialise
• I.T suite where residents can develop their computer skills
• Kitchen designed to assist individuals in improving their cooking skills
• Fully enclosed garden which offers a safe and tranquil environment
• A lift that provides access to every floor.

Leisure activities

We have a daily activities programme based on individual interests and abilities. Our residents decide what they want to do based on their person-centred plan, as well as through the discovery of further hobbies and activities. This includes visiting the local leisure centre where residents can use the gymnasium and go swimming.

We are also close to the sea so a favourite leisure activity for our residents is walking along the beach.

Other leisure activities include:

• Access to local pubs and clubs
• Chess club
• Coffee mornings
• Football
• Tennis

Independence skills

At Rookery Hove, our expert team’s aim is to empower individuals to take control of their lives and where possible, work towards a level of independence which fits with their confidence and aspirations. The skills we help to develop using step-by-step programmes include:

• Budgeting
• Cooking
• Food shopping
• Personal hygiene

The service includes comprehensive educational packages accredited through a number of national organisations. We also have strong connections with the local colleges with many residents studying a wide range of courses including arts, I.T and photography.

Work experience opportunities are also available and we are currently working with Brighton and Hove City Council and Age UK.

Our team of experts

The multi-disciplinary team onsite at Rookery Hove consists of:

• Art therapist
• Drama therapist
• Occupational therapist
• Psychologist
• Speech and language therapist

All of our staff have mandatory and online training, as well as having or working towards an NVQ level three in health and social care.

We also have external partnerships with the local GP, mental health teams, social workers, chiropodists and dieticians.

Get in touch

To make a referral or for further information on Rookery Hove, please call us today on 0808 231 2337, alternatively click here to complete an enquiry form.