Andrew’s story

Andrew moved to Moorgate Mill from a specialist hospital placement out of area, where he had a very low stimulus
environment in order to manage his significant autism and challenging behaviour.

After a prolonged transition, Andrew now lives at Moorgate.

He is supported by staff who have been trained to understand how best to minimise triggers to his anxieties and to de-escalate behaviour which challenges through positive management strategies. His flat has been designed to be a safe place for him, minimising the risk of him harming himself or others when he becomes distressed.

He can control the lighting in his flat at the touch of a button, and the electronic blinds close on a timer to reinforce his awareness of the time of day.

“Andrew will incrementally be supported to do more with less support and to develop his independence”