Stroud Court Community Trust

The Sycamore House Project

Purpose build accommodation is known to have a transformational effect on autistic adults, lessening the anxiety which triggers challenging behaviour. The Sycamore House Project will build a spacious, low stimulus house, tailored to the strengths and preferences of those who will live there.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1029448)

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Situation

The features, structure and layout of standard build houses can cause unimaginable confusion and anxiety to an autistic person. When Stroud Court was purchased in 1983, there was no understanding of how significant a role the environment plays in the wellbeing of an autistic adult. One group of residents at Stroud Court are living in out dated, badly designed accommodation which colludes with their disability, leading to challenging and potential self injurous behaviour.

Solution

Is to build a spacious, evidence based six bedroom living and accommodation unit which will free residents from anxiety and provide a calm, accessible home for the rest of their life. Construction approaches will minimise the sensory impact on individuals, high levels of accoustic shielding will mitigate stress from sudden noise and separate social areas will allow personal interests to be enjoyed. Wide corridors and a lift will ensure residents can live at home for as long as they chose.

  • "Our job is not to fix people but to design effective environments"

    — Professor Rob Horner

  • "We know that autism causes unimaginable anxiety, but what we also know is how to work with that, to make life better"

    — Chris Atkins, Chief Executive, Stroud Court

  • "Our job is not to fix people but to design effective environments"

    — Professor Rob Horner

  • "We know that autism causes unimaginable anxiety, but what we also know is how to work with that, to make life better"

    — Chris Atkins, Chief Executive, Stroud Court