Across the entire Options Watermill site we are committed to person-centred planning in line with the Government’s Autism Strategy and the personalisation agenda. Every person living at these services plays an active role in developing their individualised programmes of care and personal development, ensuring that their needs are met 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and that their individual choices are respected.

As part of the thorough care provision people have access to Options clinical services alongside the local community nurses. GPs, Dentists and Opticians often also visit the site if people are unable to access them in the community.

Weekly days out are planned to experience different activities, returning to Options Watermill at the end of the day.

Holidays are creatively considered here at Options Watermill, with each individual supported with an annual holiday suitable for their needs. If possible this will be in the form of an offsite weekly break, with places such as lake district, Derbyshire, Yorkshire in accommodation that meets the needs of the individual. For those less able, a week of onsite activities are planned in order to provide the same benefits of a weekly change of structure.

Families are encouraged to visit, and are offered our onsite log cabin as a place to stay in order for them to be close to their loved one. Family meetings are also arranged in our care in attending family events and gatherings.

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