New House Farm provides 24/7 specialist residential support in a safe, caring and homely environment for young people aged 16-25 with autism and learning disabilities.
Located in Preston, we specialise in offering an individualised service using a person-centred approach, through both community and home-based activities, working towards individual goals and aspirations.
Everyone living at New House Farm has a support package that suits their own specific needs. We help transition the young people into adulthood by teaching them to become more independent. The young people we support regularly participate in a wide range of activities that promote independence, including visits to the supermarket, baking and meal preparation. We ensure that we respect everyone’s beliefs, values, culture, goals, needs preferences, relationships and affiliations.
The young people that we support have high-communication needs. To help promote their independence and community participation, we provide them with the skills and tools to communicate their needs and wants to others in a way that is deemed socially-acceptable, which in-turn, reduces the number of behaviours that challenge.
- A 6 bedroom farmhouse including en-suite facilities in 4 of the rooms
- A self-contained annex with a bedroom, lounge, kitchenette and en-suite facilities
- Spacious communal areas including 2 large lounges, dining room and kitchen
- Gardens to the front, side and rear of the property, where people can enjoy outdoor activities
- A paddock area with farm animals
- A person-centred approach through both community and home-based activities
- A highly-skilled and dedicated staff team
- Within easy access to local shops, amenities and transport links
Our specialist staff team
Our team of highly-skilled professionals have a significant knowledge and experience of supporting people with autism. Each member of staff receives regular training in specific areas, including autism, communication and understanding behaviours that challenge, so that they have the understanding of the people they support. This in turn, will provide the team with the skills to help support people in a more person-centred way.
We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to care and support, which is why we work closely with other professionals, including parents, social workers, medical professionals and teaching staff.
All staff members have a full induction to the service and a week learning each young person’s support needs and aspirations. They will then be assigned a mentor to work closely with, which is ongoing until their induction and training is complete.
Living at New House Farm
At New House Farm, our aim is to support and teach the skills to support everyone to live an independent, fulfilling and meaningful life.
We are situated in a semi-rural location of Preston, approximately four miles from the City Centre, as well as a short walking distance from local shops.
New House Farm has three vehicles on-site which can support people to access the community activities. There are also public transport stops a short walk away from the home, which can take people to Preston and Longridge.
The people living at New House Farm attend school until the age of 19 and will then benefit from a person-centred lifestyle plan, enabling them to participate in a number of activities on a daily basis away from the home, including bowling, swimming, cycling, sensory sessions and shopping. We encourage the young people to attend social groups to engage with peers from other settings and care services. We also have a variety of farm animals and pets at the service, including goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, rabbits and a cat.