Larch Court

Larch Court provides intensive support service for men with autism, a learning disability, 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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