South Avenue is an adapted house that can accommodate up to seven young men and women who have moderate to severe learning disabilities, physical disabilities, challenging behaviors and other associated needs. The service currently supports individuals with Downs’s syndrome, autism and sensory impairments.
People living at South Avenue have different communication needs and staff are trained and experienced in supporting everyone in the way that they prefer – from verbal communication to Makaton and person specific communication techniques. Each individual has a detailed communication plan which is updated on a continual basis.
Each individual is supported to plan a weekly timetable of activities, both inside and outside of their home, which they enjoy and which enables them to develop skills, work towards goals or simply to enjoy themselves. They are also supported to carry out all aspects of daily living and encouraged to participate in household decisions through regular service meetings. The people who live here are encouraged to be as independent as possible and are supported to attend appointments, social activities and work if they choose.
South Avenue is a bright, roomy building with seven bedrooms, all with en- suite toilet and wash facilities. Some also have en-suite showers. There is a large lounge with a separate area for arts and crafts and activities, a kitchen, a conservatory, a sensory/relaxation area, a dining area and a mature, secure garden. The downstairs and outside areas are fully wheelchair accessible and suitable for individuals with mobility difficulties.
We have a dedicated team of staff who are passionate about the support they provide. Staff hours are tailored around when individuals want support with staff on site 24 hours a day.
South Avenue is a large, detached house in a residential suburb of Derby only a 15 minute walk from shops and a short bus ride into the centre of Derby. We are near excellent road links and a major bus route