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ASTON HOUSE

Ideally located in the heart of Uxbridge town centre, Aston House is our newest adult’s day service, which has been designed to provide two distinct and unique services for our students:

Vocational Provision: For years we have struggled to find local companies willing and able to offer our students meaningful work experience opportunities. The local authorities seem to have reacted to this and are now working to provide opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum. The service will be looking to work closely with the local authorities to support our students into voluntary and paid work experience posts in a number of different fields. The posts themselves will be underpinned by the vocational skills sessions completed by all of our students at the college. These sessions will cover; communication skills, CV writing, interview skills, health and safety in the workplace and food hygiene, as well as a variety of specific job development courses.

Day Service: We will also be running a high quality day service from Aston House. Each student accessing this service will be given a person-centred timetable designed to meet the specific, and often complex, needs of adults aged 16+ with autism and learning difficulties. The aim will be to empower those accessing the service to develop their levels of independence and progress towards self-actualisation, in a safe and stimulating environment, through sessions that include, but are not limited to, community access, communication skills, social skills, life skills and cooking skills. Those accessing the service will also have a number of therapeutic sessions at their disposal, including Art as Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Music as Therapy, as well as input from our own Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapists and Autism-specific counsellors.

The Life Skills Practitioners at Aston House are committed to providing an extremely high level of care in a safe and supportive environment.

Facilities

  • State of the art computer suite
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Purpose built classrooms
  • Common room
  • Fantastic location in the heart of Uxbridge town centre

VINE HOUSE

Ideally located between Uxbridge, Hayes and West Drayton, Vine House is our new adult’s day service offering individualised programmes which are designed to meet complex needs and help to develop independence for adults aged 16+ with autism, learning difficulties and associated complex needs.

Accommodating 8 students, Vine House provides a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment, alongside person centred programmes designed to specifically promote independence and encourage the growth and development of each individual.

At Vine House our aim is to empower adults to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to enable individuals to achieve as fulfilled, meaningful and independent life as possible through the provision of high quality, personalised educational programmes.

The sessions we offer focus on developing communication skills, social integration, increasing confidence and maximising independence, all carefully regulated towards each student’s level of ability.

Practical tasks such as Cooking, Communication Skills, Art Therapy and Music Therapy are offered whilst trips to restaurants, supermarkets and local leisure facilities are also incorporated in order to enable individuals to take an active part in the community.

Other sessions offered include; functional skills, social drama, ICT and vocational skills

Every individual benefits from 1:1 support from an experienced Life Skills Practitioner, as well as having access to their own personal key-worker, an Occupational Therapist, a Speech and Language Therapist and an autism-specific counsellor.

We are committed to providing stable, secure and supportive environments, in which individuals are empowered to flourish and lead happy and fulfilling lives.

Facilities

State of the art sensory room
Teaching kitchen
Quiet library space
Purpose built classroom
Common room
An attractive and peaceful outside space

THE STABLES COURTYARD

Located in Hayes, our Stables Courtyard campus (a beautiful Grade II-listed building) is surrounded by many of the local amenities; all of which we like to access and integrate into our session plans, in order to expose our students to the community environment; whilst maintaining a specialised and safe level of support.

Accommodating 25 students, the area is also well connected to local public transport, with central London a simple train ride away. Having one of the world’s leading capital cities on our doorstep means that the students are often in the privileged position of being able to suggest, plan and participate in life enhancing excursions, with community access proving to be an invaluable session on the college timetable.

Progress made by students at WLCC is closely monitored by session facilitators and key workers alike, to ensure that each individual maximises their potential whilst in our care.

Although the majority of our timetabled sessions are facilitated by an experienced group of Life Skills Practitioners, we also offer the students’ various therapies delivered by a hand-picked team of trained professionals.

These sessions include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and autism-specific counselling, and are designed to help the students develop coping strategies and improve communication techniques, as well as providing a safe forum in which to express themselves.

Facilities

  • Wellbeing Room
  • Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists
  • Behaviour Support Group
  • Work Experience Programme
  • Respite Service
  • 2 Computer Suites
  • Large Common Room
  • Counselling Room
  • All-Weather Sensory Garden
  • IPads for Students
  • Interactive Smart-Boards

COLNE LODGE

Colne Lodge is situated in Uxbridge, on the bank of the River Colne. This college site provides a perfect environment for students with high communication and support needs and can accommodate ten students. The service has also been designed to be suitable for individuals reliant on hoists and wheelchairs.

The service employs a person-centred approach and offers sessions which include; swimming, sensory play, occupational therapy, speech and language, cookery, shopping, functional numeracy and literacy and community access.

Each student has a bespoke timetable created to meet their needs and targets, identified during our robust assessment process. All Life Skills Practitioners at Colne Lodge are trained to deliver personal care safely and effectively, whilst maintaining our student’s dignity.

Facilities

  • Autism-friendly classrooms
  • State of the art Sensory Room
  • Fully Enclosed Idyllic Garden
  • Therapeutic Rooms
  • Trampoline and Sensory Swings
  • Summer House

THE OLD VICARAGE

Our sister centre to the WLCC is The Old Vicarage, an eight bedroom residential located on the Greenway, Middlesex with Uxbridge town centre just a ten minutes’ walk away.

Read more about the Old Vicarage here

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