Launch of a respite service for adults with autism in Worksop
The £1million development on Sparken Hill was created by Autism East Midlands to provide year-round short-term accommodation and specialist support for people with autism.
while providing a break for their families and caregivers.
Respite service can be booked for weeks, weekends or for a single day, with services tailored to the individual needs of each person in a person-centred approach.
The building has been carefully transformed to create six self-contained apartments, where specialist autism-focused and individual support will be provided.
Each apartment will have its own living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
During their stay, individuals will also have access to a common outdoor gym and the extensive grounds that surround the house.
During the renovation of the building, the gardens were also landscaped and an outdoor gym will be added.
Matthew Orford, Deputy Chief Executive, said: “Whitegates has been carefully designed to meet the specific needs of people with autism and their families.
“It will disorient people with autism and give them a break from their routine.
“It will also ease the pressure on families and give them a break from their role as carers and provide them with the vital support they need.”
Get active in Bassetlaw and boost positivity with a new month-long community challenge…