ASTON HOUSE – OPENING SOON
Ideally located in the heart of Uxbridge town centre, Aston House is our new adult’s day service, which has been designed to provide two distinct and unique services for our students:
Social Enterprise: For years we have struggled to find local companies willing and able to offer our students meaningful work experience opportunities. As a result, we have taken it upon ourselves to use part of Aston House to create a catering based social enterprise scheme. Students will be supported to manage every facet of the social enterprise; the social enterprise’s scope, branding and marketing, accounts and budget management, relevant training, health and safety, food production and the day-to-day management of the company. This work will run alongside vocational skills, commination/social skills courses and educational programmes including GCSEs and ASDAN courses, with the overall aim of the service being to gear individuals up to enter the world of work.
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, where individuals are empowered to develop their skills and progress towards self-actualisation.
- State of the art computer suite
- Teaching kitchen
- Purpose built classrooms
- Common room
- Fantastic location in the heart of Uxbridge town centre
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, vocational skills, as well as support to gain employment and qualifications such as GCSEs and ASDAN.
Every individual benefits from 1:1 support from an experienced Vocational Training Officer, 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.
State of the art sensory room
Quiet library space
Purpose built classroom
An attractive and peaceful outside space
THE STABLES COURTYARD
Located in Hayes, our Stables Court Yard 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 Vocational Training Officers, we also offer the students’ various therapies delivered by a hand-picked team of trained professionals.
These sessions include; speech and language, occupational therapy and 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.
Well Being Room
Speech And Language And Occupational Therapists
Behaviour Management Group
Work Experience Programme
2 Computer Suites
2 Well-Being Rooms
2 Male Toilets
2 Female Toilets
Large Common Room
IPads For Students
4 Interactive Smart-Boards
Colne Lodge is situated in Uxbridge, by 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 whilst maintaining a person-centred approach.
Excellent facilities include; a sensory room, mini gym and ICT suite- to meet students’ complex needs. In addition, enclosed is a beautiful garden, where views of the river can be enjoyed. Sessions accessed by students at Colne Lodge include; horse riding, swimming, sensory play, occupational therapy, speech and language, cookery, shopping, numeracy and literacy.
Each student has a person centred timetable created to match their needs, identified during our robust assessment process.
We have a large common room, one computer suite, a sensory room, male toilets, female toilets, disabled toilets, a locker room and a garden with space to grow plants and food. All computers have Internet access, touch-screen monitors and Microsoft Office. We also have Apple iPads available for students, which provide new and unique ways of learning.
Fully Enclosed Garden