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Founders House Shortlisted for Award

We are delighted that Founders House in Alloa, our newest residential service has been shortlisted in the Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2019!

Shortlisted in the category of "The Lord Rix Award Supporting Older People with Learning Disabilities", Founders House has been designed to recognise the changing support needs of older autistic adults and those living with additional health and mobility challenges, such as Parkinsons, arthritis and sight loss.

Founders is particularly innovative as we believe it is the first service in the UK to be designed specifically for a group of aging adults who have additional health and mobility needs. Principles of individualisation and future-proofing have been at the fore of the environmental design, with a mixture of self-contained flats and shared communal spaces enabling a high level of personalisation whilst preventing risks of social isolation and recognising the value of supportive communities.

A collaborative approach to service design has enabled us to creatively shape these forever homes. Collaboration with professionals and providers, research into ageing with autism, and relationships with individuals and families have all shaped the design of a support service that is fit for purpose now but can also be adapted for the future.

We have our fingers crossed for the awards ceremony which takes place in Birmingham on the 28th of June.

Learn more about Founders House.