A real and lasting difference for everyone we support

Location

Wells Road
Radstock
Somerset
BA3 3RS

T: 01761 438 610

F: 01761 438 611

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Rookery Radstock

About Rookery Radstock

Rookery Radstock provides specialist assessment and therapeutic interventions for adults with Autism who are aged 18 years and above. The service successfully transitions young people from specialist education to adult support services.

The average length of stay is from six months to two years depending on the individual’s need. Rookery Radstock also offer a diagnostic service offering a comprehensive assessment of individuals where autistic spectrum disorder is suspected.

Our approach to support:

The care pathways available follow a model of rehabilitation and recovery. The larger residence, Rookery House, offers intensive and comprehensive treatment and care by experienced staff. Individuals can then step down to smaller facilities where they experience less supervision and more independence whilst maintaining a strong link to the care team.

Individuals we support may have previously left or failed in full time education because of their inability to cope in a mainstream setting and found the transition to adult life difficult. They may have a history of behaviours that challenge and need help developing strategies so they can appropriately manage their anxieties.

The onsite MDT is committed to enabling service users to achieve their maximum potential. Progress is monitored and reviewed through the recovery model at the care reviews every three months.

Care is individualised through the use of treatment plans and milestones. Goals are agreed from admission, which aim to engage the service user, supporting them on their pathway to appropriate and agreed outcomes. The team also aim to provide a minimum of 25 hours of meaningful activity per week to each service user.

The care pathways available follow a model of rehabilitation and recovery. The larger residence, Rookery House, offers intensive and comprehensive treatment and care by experienced staff.  Service users can then step down to smaller facilities where they experience less supervision and more independence whilst maintaining a strong link to the care team.  

What it's like to live here:

Located in Radstock, Somerset, with a wide range of amenities nearby, the service is ideally located for safe, structured steps towards greater independence.

We provide education, independence, social skills and therapeutic programmes designed to enable the individual to progress towards more independent living.

Facilities:

Rookery Radstock and its residential houses provide accommodation for 27 adults. In the main house (Rookery House) there are 13 single rooms and 1 double room, all with en suite facilities. We also have a separate building called the Coach House, has 3 bedrooms, which is on the same site at Rookery House. The Coach House, Redfield Road (4 bedrooms), Redfield Road flats (2 bedrooms) and Orchard Leigh House (4 bedrooms)  are step down for adults who are working towards independent living within a supported environment.

Rookery House provides a high level of support and an enhanced residential enablement service to optimise community functioning, social skills and awareness.  Access to local education courses, personalised therapy programmes and social skill development programmes are designed to enable the individual to progress towards more independent living. 

Coach House is an initial three bedded step down house where service users will manage the daily running of the house, access community service, shopping and budgeting.  

Redfield Road is a four bedded residential house with communal living space, providing a step down from Rookery House or Coach House. The facilities offer the individual the opportunity to develop independent living skills in a community setting with the appropriate level of staff support. The Redfield Road flats provide an individual with independence from the main house.

Orchard Leigh is a rural residential home for those ready to step down form Rookery House towards independence. Staff support is appropriate for the needs of the individual.

Admissions criteria:

  • Individuals with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome in addition to other conditions including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and personality disorder along with a significant risk history
  • Individuals who require intensive support and transition from specialist education into adult services

Our team and services:

The onsite multi-disciplinary team is committed to enabling individuals to achieve their maximum potential. Progress is monitored and reviewed through the recovery model at the care reviews every three months.

Care is individualised through the use of treatment plans and milestones. Goals are agreed from admission, which aim to engage each individual, supporting them on their pathway to appropriate and agreed outcomes. The team also aim to provide a minimum of 25 hours of meaningful activity per week to each person.

Our services include:

  • Planned outcome of transition into more independent setting
  • Individual social, personal and educational development programmes
  • Therapy programmes
  • Strategies to assist with anxieties
  • Support in work and college placements
  • Preparation for employment or higher education
  • Opportunities to integrate into community life
  • 52 week provision

The multi-disciplinary team consists of:

  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Activities Co-ordinator

The team also benefits from a progressive training programme towards achieving NVQ standards. The staff team are all trained to at least NVQ II and III. The staff team are committed to providing a safe environment in which service users can explore freedom of choice and expression and make decisions associated with everyday living.