Little Heath Court is a bespoke service tailored to the needs of young people with autism and/or complex needs to support them in their transition to adult life and prepare for independent living.
Service users and their families were involved in designing each flat-let so that it is tailored to each young person’s needs, with assistive technology in place to help promote independent living skills.
Care and consideration was given to creating an overall environment that is safe, homely and autism-friendly.
Each service user has their own private patio garden with pleasant views of the surrounding countryside (and its resident horses). Being close to the local village of Tilehurst and the large town of Reading, the location is perfect for the young people to build on their social networks and opportunities.
As is always the case, a great deal of planning goes into tailoring bespoke transition plans to help each individual with their move. The time spent doing this results in a very positive response to the process, from both the young people and their families.