Wentworth is a single storey, bungalow property situated in Bexhill-On-Sea within walking distance of local shops, amenities and Bexhill seafront. The home supports four individuals and is a short distance Battle and Hastings and well placed to enable them to take advantage of the variety of local beaches, towns and villages of rural East Sussex.
The environment at Wentworth is tailored to the needs of the individuals who live there and is autism specific and also specific to mobility needs. Our overall approach is structured around autism specific communication systems incorporating TEACCH boards and TEACCH timetables specific to each service user. All our residents are encouraged to actively participate in the community activities and attend the day resource centre if they wish. A person centred approach is paramount to provide an individualised programme of activity and variety of choice, such as bowling, swimming, computer skills, catering, cycling, living skills, drama and creative arts is available. This is supported by the same communication systems mentioned earlier to ensure consistency.
Similar activities are carried out at home and everyone is encouraged to carry out independent living skills. These are incorporated in their daily schedules. Additional activities include aromatherapy and massage, personal music sessions and visits by other caring professionals such as chiropodists. Weekend activities include trips to the local beaches, parks, places of historical interest, pub lunches and identified interests. All the residents living at Wentworth have active involvement and are encouraged to have as much involvement as possible toward the input in the day to day running, choices and plans for the future where possible, alongside regular input from their families and parents who visit or contact regularly.
“I have enjoyed looking at the Aspens website with messages from you and some of the trustees. Our son lives at Wentworth, and he generally seems very happy there. The staff who have been looking after him for the past (nearly) two years have been exceptionally kind and caring, and we are most grateful for all that they do.” – Penny