Support for younger adults with learning disabilities and autism

Our Enable service supports people who may have a learning disability or autistic spectrum condition, particularly where this presents in a complex way.

What’s important to you, and what’s important for you?

We can support you with:

  • Being an active participant in your support, not a passive recipient of care
  • Having fun and enjoying yourself in a safe, supportive environment
  • Building social networks and being part of your local community
  • Gaining skills for independence
  • Helping you to monitor your health and wellbeing
  • All aspects of self-care and daily living
  • Your communication skills
  • Managing your own behaviours
  • Being referred to specialist community services, such as speech and language therapy

We offer a menu of distinct yet complementary services – supported living, community outreach, day service and respite.

Napier Day Service

Our Napier Day Service in Rochester has a positive track record of supporting people aged 16+ with a learning disability to learn new skills and be part of their community.

We offer an inclusive, safe and engaging environment and welcome people to the Day Service weekdays, evenings and weekends. Transport can be provided, subject to availability.

The facilities in our specifically-adapted building include a Snoezelen sensory room, accessible bathrooms and a sensory garden. There are ceiling track hoists throughout the building.

Our on-site kitchen team is experienced in producing specialist and texture-modified diets.

Janet Clayton is the Senior Service Manager for Napier Day Service and Respite:

Days are led by what our service users want to do. There is always a wide range of activities on offer, including accessing the community.

Napier Respite

In addition to our Day Service, Napier Respite provides respite accommodation seven days a week, 365 days a year.

For people interested in coming to Respite or Day Service, we offer introductory visits when they can come and have something to eat, meet the team and have a look round.

All members of the Enable support team receive comprehensive training. This training not only covers the key areas, but also has a specific learning disability and autism focus. In addition, our team members receive specialist training, including Positive Behavioural Support, plus training in the latest de-escalation and communication techniques.

With Enable you’ll have the space, support and control you need to develop your skills, work towards your goals, and be as independent as you can.

To find out more about our support for people with a learning disability, call us on 01634 846 543 or email us.