About Bank Hall Farm
At Bank Hall Farm we provide 24/7 specialist residential support for people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
We recognise the importance of choice, but also how hard this can be for someone with autism and Asperger’s syndrome, so we seek to support people to understand what it is to make a choice and the consequences that follow.
Our approach to support:
Our team of highly skilled professionals offer over 15 years of specialist experience working with Autism Spectrum Conditions. Each member of staff receives regular training in specific areas including: Impairment of Social Communication, Social Imagination and Social Relationships.
We work closely with local multidisciplinary teams, speech and language therapists, sensory therapists, nutritionists and mental health teams, including psychology support.
All people supported at Bank Hall Farm are assigned a key worker who looks after each individual’s care plan. Key workers encourage and support individuals to attain their personal goals, which could include activities such as volunteering and paid employment.
Those living at Bank Hall Farm are encouraged to raise issues and to discuss ideas at monthly ‘Your Voice’ meetings. At these meetings, individuals can influence how Bank Hall Farm operates on a day-to-day basis. Topics of discussion can include activity planning, menus and refurbishment plans. Individuals who do not wish to take part in these meetings are represented in different ways, to ensure that everybody’s voice is heard.
What it’s like to live here:
We are located in a residential area of Winsford, Cheshire with easy access to local shops and amenities including a library, cinema, leisure centre and swimming pool which has various facilities. Winsford town centre is approximately one mile away.
Bank Hall Farm has its own on-site mini bus to transport individuals in the community, as well as being on a main bus route with easy access to Winsford train station.
The people we support regularly participate in activities that promote independence, such as visits to the supermarket, baking and growing fruit and vegetables.
Individuals also volunteer with the Forestry Commission at Delamere Forest, using public transport links to travel there. Individuals participate in activities around the forest helping to keep it clean and tidy, as well as helping staff in the visitor centre shop, labelling products, providing customer service and working at the cash desk.
This success story is an example of how Bank Hall Farm can support individuals to reach positive outcomes for themselves. Skills learnt during these volunteering activities will support individuals in the future to gain paid employment and to live independently.