Coming to live here

We want everyone to be as happy as possible from their very first day at College. That’s why we plan carefully for the future, preparing each person for a rewarding adult life.

Referrals are accepted from the placing authority that will fund the placement. The authority will be asked to send through relevant information so we can consider whether one of our Independent Specialist Colleges may be in a position to positively address the person’s needs.

A Pre-admission Assessment is carried out by one of the assessment teams from the colleges and can include members of our clinical, care management and education teams.

They will arrange to meet the person and as many people centrally involved in their lives and direct care and education as possible. This is the start of the person-centred planning process that ensures everyone is treated as an individual.

If it is felt that one of our colleges represents a positive option for the person, the placing authority will be informed and a contract produced.

The transition process will be managed by a senior manager from the relevant college who will work with the person, their family and the placing authority to ensure the move to their new college provision is well planned and that the best interests of the individual are properly addressed.