ASD and LD - community step down

Recognising the importance of personalised care in the least restrictive environment, Winslow provides a transitional approach to community living through six self-contained residential apartments for patients with learning disabilities or an autistic spectrum disorder.

Our Winslow service has been developed to provide enhanced care for individuals with complex presentations, who are transitioning away from secure hospital care to a community setting. It comprises six self-contained residential apartments offering independent living within a community based environment.
With an emphasis on sustainable living and vocational skills development, our aim is for residents to transition to successful community living.

Admissions criteria

Winslow accepts men and women aged between 18-65 years:

  • individuals with a learning disability and/or autism and complex presentations who required enhanced care and support
  • with a history of offending or challenging behaviour, although risk should now be manageable

These criteria are a guide for assessing suitability. Each patient will be individually assessed by our dedicated team.

Living independently

The Winslow on-site team will work with residents to manage independent living within a community setting, including preparing their own meals, doing their laundry, managing a weekly budget and cleaning their bedrooms.


Skilled and experienced ‘Navigators’ and ‘Mentors’ will help residents to build up a network to support them when they move into the community, including providing links with community providers such as voluntary services, education and recreation or work placements.

All Navigators and Mentors will be EVOLVE practitioners, enabling them to engage residents and achieve their full potential through:

• Educational opportunities
 Vocational activities
• Occupations that are meaningful
 Life skills development
• Volunteering options
• Employment opportunities.

Residents will register for physical healthcare services, such as GP and dental practices, in the local area.

Moving on

We expect residents to stay in Winslow for approximately 12 - 18 months before they step through to community living.

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