A real and lasting difference for everyone we support


189 Ridgeway

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About Ridgecott

Ridgecott is a residential service to support the specific needs of people with autism to enable each individual to reach their fullest potential within a safe, structured, stimulating environment.

Our approach to support:

We understand that individuals have varying levels of autism. At Ridgecott, all individuals are all supported by an experienced staff who have a good understanding and empathy of the needs of people with autism and related conditions who enable their physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs to be met.

Each person has a Person Centred Plan, which they help design and each plan is specifically designed to reflect their personal needs and choices. Each person is assigned a key worker who ensures a holistic approach to their support.

What it’s like to live here:

We encourage individuals to develop feelings of security and to form relationships with others in the immediate and the extended community. We also actively encourage involvement of family members to further support each person we assist, and seek to involve them in discussions concerning their welfare.

Everyone we support is encouraged through their Person Centred Plans to achieve their goals and aspirations. For some people this means attending college to access various courses, including cooking, art and daily living skills. For others it means work placements and other day opportunities in line with their goals.

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.

Ridgecott is situated in the small Devon community of Plympton close to local shops and located on a main route. Plympton is on the outskirts of Plymouth and is easily accessed via the A38 from Exeter, and the A386 from Tavistock.

“I love going to Highbury club, I love singing and dancing with my friends and I love our trips out on the mini bus.” – Person supported by Ridgecott

The house provides accommodation to ten adults with autism or learning disabilities and has facilities enabling us to offer support for individuals who also have a physical disability.

Internally the house offers homely and cosy accommodation arranged on two floors with adequate bathroom and toilet facilities. The house is surrounded by decking and garden areas for people to enjoy.

Admissions criteria:

Ridgecott may be suitable for those who meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Individuals with autism
  • Individuals with a learning disability
  • Individuals that require positive behavioural support
  • May also have problems communicating