Three of our Young Adult Provision homes – The Cottages - are located on our 50-acre site. An off-site residential home, Charlotte House, is based in the nearby village of Hermitage.

All homes are designed to provide a comfortable and homely environment that is also autism-specific and suited to the age and needs of the children and young people living there.

All homes have access to the wide range of facilities at the main Prior’s Court site, which includes the purpose-built Learning Centre within The Cottages buildings.

The Cottages

The Cottages, so called as they were built on the site of three cottages at the edge of our site, provide a variety of modern, different housing options:

  • small group homes in Dove and Robin Cottages with accommodation each for six young adults,
  • flats in Bradbury Cottages with accommodation for two young adults in each of the four flats.

This gives each young adult the opportunity to live within appropriate accommodation according to their needs, preferences and lifestyle choices and providing them with the experience to prepare for future housing choices. A young adult’s age, abilities and compatibility with their peers is also considered when deciding on accommodation.

Kitchen within the Cottages at Prior

The houses and flats have been designed to provide an age appropriate environment which promotes dignity and respect for each individual.

Each young adult has their own comfortable bedroom with en-suite facilities which they are encouraged to personalise.

Communal spaces in each residential house include a lounge, kitchen, dining and laundry area.

Each area has been designed to enable the individual to participate, develop and practice their skills in all areas of daily living and to support the individual to develop social skills and facilitate appropriate social interaction with peers.
Each residential area has an enclosed central garden with a mixture of patio areas and grass which supports the development of leisure, relaxation and social activities.

Charlotte House

Charlotte House - Young Adult Provision residential houseCharlotte House is a detached residential home in a small close at the centre of the nearby village of Hermitage. Young adults are encouraged to be part of the village community and visit local amenities.

Each young adult has their own comfortable bedroom, which they are encouraged to personalise, and en-suite facilities.

Communal spaces include a lounge, kitchen, dining and laundry area. Each area has been designed to enable the individual to participate, develop and practice their skills in all areas of daily living and to support the individual to develop social skills and facilitate appropriate social interaction with peers.

Young person preparing food in kitchen at Charlotte House

There is an enclosed central garden with patio, lawn, raised beds and trampoline which supports the development of leisure, relaxation and social activities.

The layout of the home supports the aims of the Young Adult Provision, providing opportunities to learn and practice a wide variety of purposeful skills within carefully designed settings enabling each individual to practise and generalise skills learnt in the local community.

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