Otterbourne House opened Autumn 2015 and was designed specifically to meet meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and Autism. The home supports both male and female adults with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs, who may have a secondary mental health condition such as personality disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar, etc.
Service users are supported with 24-hour staffing and access to in-house positive behaviour support to help with their emotional and general wellbeing.
Like other Choice Care Group homes, Otterbourne House offers structured activity programmes to support education and personal development, designed to maximise independence and enable service users to achieve their goals.
The home, in Compton, near Winchester, has seven en suite bedrooms in the main building and two separate self-contained annexes. The annexes offer a flexible residential option for individuals who enjoy the opportunities provided by a larger service, including socialising with other residents, but find living with other people challenging. Each annexe has its own lounge and kitchenette while the rest of the home has a large lounge, separate quiet lounge area and dining room. The individual en-suite rooms also have their own patio area for socialising with family and friends
The house sits in grounds of around 2.5 acres and is located about two miles south of Winchester and four miles north of Eastleigh; adjacent to the M3 motorway.