Prior’s Court Young Adult Provision was set up in 2011 to meet the continuing needs of young adults between the ages of 19 and 25 with autism, learning difficulties and complex needs.  It offers 52 week residential care with an onsite learning centre.

People benefitted greatly from staff whose focus was very much on their individual needs.

CQC inspection report, June 2018

Combining autism best practice with a person-centred approach, the Young Adult Provision aims to provide a transitional step towards a more inclusive life for up to 25 young adults, developing independent living skills, communication, social skills, leisure and vocational opportunities and enabling them to lead a fulfilling and purposeful life.

Young adult walking a ponySet on our 50 acre estate, there are 3 cottages offering a mix of small group houses and two person flats. Each offers communal living areas and gardens with leisure equipment and horticulture as well as large fields, woods and exercise facilities on the main site. An offsite residential home, Charlotte House, is based in the nearby village of Hermitage offering opportunities to use community facilities including the village shop, pubs, garden centre and bus service.

The Young Adult Learning Centre is an onsite learning base with common room, office, work room and sensory room. Further leisure and therapeutic areas on the main site accessed by the young adults include a Countryside Learning Centre offering vocational opportunities for animal husbandry and horticulture. Skills learnt onsite are then developed offsite with a strong focus on accessing the community for leisure and vocational activities. 

Click on the video above to see an aerial view of our grounds and facilities.

The provision is CQC registered and you can read our latest inspection reports here.

Key downloads:
Prospectus Statement of purpose Statement of purpose - Charlotte House

Our aims and objectives are:

  • to provide a safe and nurturing environment to enable young adults to make the transition from school to permanent adult placement successfully and with informed choices having been made
  • to work in partnership with Local Authorities to achieve a successful transition to adult life
  • to maximise the learning potential and life skills of all young adults
  • to provide excellent residential care and learning (skills for adult life) for young adults with autism and complex needs.

To enable young adults with autism to:

  • participate in a living experience which is nurturing, challenging, stimulating, meaningful and motivational
  • develop a positive self-image
  • express emotions appropriately
  • experience fulfillment and achievement
  • experience a breadth of cultural activities which include those of their own race, religion and culture
  • take an active part in daily life
  • become self-determining and make informed choices.