Autism at Kingwood Transition Service
We are proud of our house which supports young adults transitioning form a residential setting to supported living. Our residents have challenging needs and some have experienced some degree of trauma before joining our house.
A highly-skilled team deliver 24/7 support for 5 young adults in this purpose-built house, which has private, communal and outdoor facilities. The residents receive life-skills training and positive behaviour support, which have had a positive effect on their skills, independence, communication, confidence and well-being. Living in the heart of the local community, residents are able to access a wide range of leisure and recreational activities including swimming, discos and watching football matches.
The design of the building is the result of a research partnership with the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art and The University of Bangor. It is widely recognised that the design of residential buildings can have a profound effect on the health, well-being and behaviour of people with autism.