Founders House is a new residential service located in Alloa. This service provides accommodation for up to nine autistic adults and includes six self-contained flats, all with en-suite facilities. Founders House is all on one level with private accommodation and communal social areas. Enlarged door openings and en-suite shower rooms are just some of the adaptations we have made. There is also a large mature garden which has been transformed for use by all residents.
As the individuals we support get older, their needs change over time and additional health and mobility issues add new challenges. The aim of this new service is to provide accommodation which meets the specific care needs of autistic adults who may live with other health-related issues such as arthritis, limited mobility and sight loss.
One of our supported individuals will benefit greatly from the new service as one of our Autism Practitioners, explains:
“He loves activity and a busy social setting and the communal area within the new service will give him the opportunity to socialise with other people.
“He also enjoys going to the local shops and visiting the local cafes for lunch. These are close to the new service, reducing his reliance on public transport and allowing him the choice to walk if he desires, assisting with his mobility."
Founders House will also provide a dedicated respite service, with a one bedroomed, self-contained flat offering 24hr support to adults, available from the Summer/Autumn 2019.
We would like to thank all of our supporters and the organisations who have donated to the project so far. In particular we would like to thank The Robertson Trust, Alloa & District Round Table, Ceteris, Inglewood House & Spa, Rangers Charity Foundation, Wee County Wellness and SG Pro Cleaning Ltd for their generous contributions to this project.
If you would like to know more about Founders House, or you are interested in accessing short or longer term respite, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we will be happy to discuss your individual needs.
Phone: 01259 720044
As people get older, the risk is that individuals become socially isolated or have to move into a non autism-specific care setting to meet their physical needs. With this new service, we want to create an environment that is fit for purpose now but can also be adapted for the future.
- Angela Steele, Senior Autism Practitioner