Whitegates offers people with specialist support, whilst also providing their families and carers with the chance to take a break from their caring role for a short time.
Whitegates in Nottinghamshire opened in July 2022 to offer respite services for autistic adults.
It offers people with specialist support, whilst also providing their families and carers with the chance to take a break from their caring role for a few days or a few weeks.
The building has six self-contained apartments, where specialist autism-focused and one-to-one support is provided.
Set within extensive private grounds, the apartments each have their own lounge area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. While staying here, individuals have access to a shared outdoor gym and to the spacious gardens that surround the house.
Service users and staff work together to plan activities that support service users with their independence and social and emotional wellbeing. This could include activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, cleaning, and gardening but also extends out into activities in the community.
Whitegates is a short distance of Worksop town centre and is a five-minute drive from the National Trust’s Clumber Park. Just a short walk away is The Dukeries Centre, an autism specific day service which is also run by Autism East Midlands.
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Registered Manager: Katie Threlfall
Tel: 01909 776932
It is so lovely for us to know that *A is happy and well supported by caring, considerate and knowledgable staff at Whitegates. As a parent of a child/young person with special needs, one of the hardest things you ever have to do in life is to trust another person/people to look after 'your child' the way you would look after them yourself. It takes time to build that trust – but once you have, the service becomes priceless!
You can then
start to go about your lives doing 'regular/normal' things that other families
simply take for granted, like going away on a family holiday or simply going
out for Sunday lunch as a family.
Lorraine, a parent whose son uses the respite support at Whitegates