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Care & Accommodation

Set in 28 acres of rolling Shropshire countryside, Options Higford provides a safe, homely environment for children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions.

Options Higford can accommodate young people in its 4 houses located on site. The bespoke, person-centred service can cater for stays up to 52 weeks per year. We can provide term-time placements, day school placements and outreach support.

Residential care

Offered alongside or independently from Education, Options Higford accommodates children and young people both male and females aged 8 to 19 years of age inclusive.

There are four houses on campus which are all purpose designed facilities. Each young person has their own bedroom with access to a shared lounge and kitchen and dining facilities. Every effort is made to ensure that their living environments are homely, individualised and take into account the sensory and behavioural issues related to children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and complex needs.

Staff will look to develop innovative ways of assisting the children and young people in developing economic well‐being by, managing their finances; choosing how to spend their pocket money; performing transactions, with support; and, learning how to save.

Accommodation

With three houses on the campus, each with purpose designed facilities. Each child has his/her own bedroom with access to a shared lounge, dining and kitchen facilities. Every effort is made to ensure that their living environments are homely, individualised and take into account the sensory and behavioural issues related to children with autistic spectrum condition and complex needs.

Options Higford also has dedicated respite provision onsite, comprising en-suite bedrooms and communal living areas.

 “Whoever designed the service had got inside the mind of an autistic child – built-in beds, windows with blinds inside, wonderful multi-sensory experiences, and most importantly, huge grounds with lots of trees.”

(Parent)

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