Coolhaze is a residential service based in Plymouth that supports the specific needs of male adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions to enable each individual to reach their fullest potential within a safe, structured, stimulating environment.
Our approach to support:
All individuals are supported by experienced staff members who have a good understanding and empathy of the needs of people with autism and related conditions, and who enable their physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs to be met.
Each person at Coolhaze has a Person Centred Plan which they help to design; each plan is specifically designed to reflect his personal needs and choices. Every individual is assigned a key worker who ensures a holistic approach to their support, assisting with the plan and reviewing it on a regular basis.
Everyone we support is encouraged to achieve their goals and aspirations. Whether this means attending college to access various courses, work placements or other day opportunities in line with their goals, we believe that every individual is capable of achieving positive outcomes.
We encourage people we support to develop feelings of security and to form relationships with others in the immediate and the extended community. We actively encourage the involvement of families in the support of their family member and seek to involve them in discussions concerning the welfare of the individual.
What it’s like to live here:
At Coolhaze, we provide access to education and paid employment opportunities which enable people we support to improve their independence in line with their Person Centred Plan.
It is our aim to assist each person in the development of skills that will enable their full participation in the life of the immediate and wider community and live the life they want to. People living at Coolhaze can acquire skills by getting involved with daily tasks and activities, including cooking, cleaning and shopping.
Our home is located in the Plymstock area of Plymouth in Devon. There is plenty to do in the local area including visiting the park, swimming pool, shopping area or attending college.
“It’s good here, I like my friend, we do lots of different things and I get on with the staff.” – Person supported by Craegmoor