A real and lasting difference for everyone we support

Location

166 London Road
Temple Ewell
Dover
Kent
CT16 3DE

T: 01304 826 414

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St Michaels

About St Michaels

St Michaels is a specialist service that provides assessment and a range of high quality, specialist services to people with autism and/or learning disabilities, who may at times present severe behaviours that challenge.

Some of the individuals we support also have communication difficulties and other conditions such as epilepsy.

Our approach to support:

The service offers 24/7 specialist residential support to adults over the age of 18 and is committed to empowering and encouraging the individuals who live there. Staff provide the support needed to enable them to reach their goals and to develop their self esteem and the skills they need to live as independently as possible.

Everyone at St Michaels is involved in designing their own Person Centred Plan, with staff support. Each individual has their own weekly timetable, which details their preferred activities; these consist of in-house and community based activities.

Individuals are supported to attend college courses or access voluntary and paid work in order to build on their skills, self confidence and self-esteem.

We are also supported by our Person Centred Approaches team who provide positive behaviour support strategies to individuals using the service, and their team of support staff, to enable them to achieve positive outcomes.

The well trained team at St Michaels aim to improve the quality of life outcomes for people with complex and challenging needs. In doing so we are committed to using Positive Behaviour Approaches and strive to improve practice through review, action, research and the development and delivery of training. We can offer one-to-one psychological and psychiatric support where needed, and have access to a multi-disciplinary staff team.

What it’s like to live here:

St Michaels' service is central to local amenities and where the people we support are empowered to take control of their lives and work towards independence which is consummate with their skills, confidence and aspirations.

There are local shops within a short walk and due to our location, we are also close to major tourist attractions as well as the beach and encourage and support people to access these to complement and enhance other activities in their lives.

“Staff members support me to have a fun filled, happy and active life.” – Person supported by St Michaels

Facilities:

There are four self contained flats at St Michaels each consisting of a en-suite bedroom, lounge/dining room and a fully fitted kitchen - withthe flats are personalised to meet individual need and taste.

We provide support in an environment that is conducive to personal growth. Our aim is to deliver an increasing sense of self-management and empowerment that will lead to more independent living, with the minimum support required.

St Michaels are features a communal kitchen, living room and garden, which is popular for barbecues in the summer months.

Admissions criteria:

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

  • Individualswith autism
  • Individuals with a learning disability
  • May also have communication difficulties, complex sensory needs and present complex behaviours that challenge