Larch Court

Larch Court provides an acute admissions / intensive support service for men with autism, complex needs and who may present with behaviours that challenge. The service offers placements for four men with independent living areas. The living areas include self-modulation sensory facilities, with a programmable sensory menu to accommodate personal preferences, strengths and abilities of each resident.

Larch Court’s staff team reflects the differing needs of each resident. Each resident is supported by a 1:1 staffing ratio, which is in effect 24 hours a day. Agreed ongoing 2-to-1 additional support is available.

Our residents are typically referred from:

  • Inappropriate hospital placements, making little progress or in a non-specialist autism service
  • Secure services (but requiring a community placement)
  • Community services where additional support is needed

Our care plans focus on achieving three key targeted outcomes:

  • Reduction in behaviours that challenge
  • Increase in pro-social presentation
  • Progress to future out of hospital placements within lesser restrictive environments

Service user profile:

  • Male, age range 18+
  • ASD diagnosis (high or low functioning)
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Requiring bespoke support and care
  • May be sectioned under the Mental Health Act (1983) or restricted under DoLS

Our service / facilities:

  • Calm, relaxing and secure environments
  • Highly skilled staff and regular input from in-house MDT
  • Personalised development of core life skills
  • Supporting access to social, education, vocational, financial and leisure services
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms with Jacuzzi facilities
  • Independent and communal living areass
  • Activity room with interactive screens
  • Garden with outdoor seating
  • Psychology and OT assessment room
  • Self modulation sensory facilities
  • IT Café
  • Barber
  • Gym

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