Service Details

Venue Address

Address 1
Fosse Way School
Address 2
Longfellow Road
Town
Radstock
County
Bath & NE Somerset
Postcode
BA3 3AL

Venue Contact Details

Telephone

More About The Organisation

About the Service

About the Organisation

Fosse Way House is a residential provision that caters for up to 11 students aged 11-19 with Autistic Spectrum disorders. Students stay each week from Monday to Friday, returning home every weekend and holiday. The aim of the residential provision is to provide a 24 hour curriculum that enables students to:

Develop social and communication skills within a residential environment.
Develop independence skills e.g. personal care.
Develop use of leisure time.

Students are provided with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities e.g. youth club, sports games, arts and crafts as well as being given the opportunity to develop independence skills through activities such as shopping and preparing their own meals. All student's are supported by a committed staff team to learn to wash themselves, cook and develop skills to be as independent as possible.

Students are provided with daily opportunities to make their own decisions, both for themselves and for the group. Residential students are able to make use of a number of facilities after school. These include the swimming pool, art and food technology rooms and the sensory room. Off-site activities include country walks, youth club, cinema and theatre visits as well as bowling and trampolining. All activities are selected in order to provide a stimulating, enriching and active experience for the student.

How do people access your service?
They need a referral

Service Details

Type Of Service
Employment / Education and Training
We support the following age groups:
11-14 Years 14-25 Years
Who can use your service?

Any student enrolled at Fosse Way School with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder can access the residential provision.

Inclusive Services

Additional and Special Educational Needs

How do you aim to meet the unique needs of the child?

All students who reside at Fosse Way House are provided with an individualised learning programme that is specific to their needs and development. They are supported by a consistent team of staff who also work within the school to help provide a 24-hour education. Targets for each student are aimed at developing social & emotional skills, independent living skills and communication skills. All staff are trained to a high level in order to meet the needs of each student.

How do you promote positive relationships and ensure good, ongoing communication with families?

Families are an active part of the weekly provision. The residential manager will support families through the funding application and will then meet with the child and their family to find out about likes/dislikes, things they enjoy/don't enjoy etc. A student specific transition will then be planned by the family and the residential manager to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.

Each student has a key worker who will provide regular updates to the family throughout the week through regular telephone calls, emails and face to face conversations.

Families are also welcome to visit their son/daughter at any time during the evenings or to take them out in the evening.

Activities are also organised to encourage families to join their son/daughter in participating in them, we recently ran a family healthy eating cooking course for families which was a great success.

Annually there is a family BBQ for all families to join together.

Conditions we support
Autism / Aspergers Syndrome

Accessibility

Physical Environment Accessibility

Is there accessible parking on site?
Yes
Is there a pedestrian route?
Yes
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
Yes
Are there interior automatic doors?
Yes
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
Yes
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
Yes
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
Yes
Are there different rooms for activities and quiet time?
Yes
Do you have an outdoors play area?
Yes
Is this safe and enclosed?
Yes
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
Yes
Do you have a soft play area?
Yes
How many children use it at any one time?
Depending on groupings.
Do you have a sensory room or area?
Yes
How many children or young people usually come along to the activity / group?
1-9