“Residential students’ dignity and privacy is protected at all times. A comprehensive range of risk assessments relating to individual students, the site and activities keep residential students safe”.
Our new residential building, opened in July 2010, was specifically designed with young people with autism in mind. This bright and modern facility has accommodated
the residential specialist College since September 2012. It provides up to 6 specialist places for young people on the autism spectrum and who have additional learning difficulties. Our location provides just one of the benefits for young people placed at Wargrave House being located within the market town of Newton-le-Willows, with
good links to local amenities and public transport (bus and
Wargrave House specialises in education and care for young people with autism spectrum disorders and associated difficulties, learning difficulties, Foundation
Learning, developing life skills, personal and self-help skills, social and communication skills and sensory integration difficulties.
Wargrave House multi-disciplinary team has particular expertise in supporting social communication, sensory integration, behaviour and emotional needs within a life and functional skills based core curriculum. Education and care services are supported inhouse by a large therapy team (speech and language and occupational therapy).
Medical needs are supported by our Learning Disabilities nurse. In addition, students will follow a range of vocational programmes such as horticulture and access community facilities to promote development of functional, personal and self-help skills. There are good opportunities to develop employability skills through partnership
with a wide range of local community businesses and services.
Expertise in working with learners with autistic spectrum disorder
Expertise in supporting learners with autistic spectrum disorder with associated behaviour
Expertise in supporting learners’ emotional development
Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe learning difficulties
A programme to help learners look after themselves more independently
A work placement scheme with local employers
Opportunities to attend local colleges with support
Opportunities to work towards qualifications within Foundation Learning
A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and develop social skills and learn about relationships
Opportunities for learners to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
Opportunities to prepare for and explore a range of living options after college
Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
A transition programme into supported living
In-house speech and language therapy
Opportunities to improve and develop communication skills through the use of
Alternative and Augmentative Communication aids
In-house occupational therapy
Opportunities to develop self-regulatory and self-modulatory behaviour
Expertise in working with learners with severe autism spectrum disorder