Old Bedford Road is a supported living service in Luton with two self-contained flats, and two en-suite bedrooms. There’s access to a communal kitchen and living room, as well as a garden to the rear of the house.
This property would make for a perfect home for an adult aged over 18 who requires 1:1 support, which can be provided during the day and night, for autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities, or challenging behaviour.
Located in a mature housing development, the house is spacious and set back from the road, making it a peaceful home that’s very close to the amenities of the Luton local community. It’s also in close proximity to several green spaces including the Galley and Warden Hills Nature Reserve and Lothair Recreation Ground.
To the north of Luton in the Barnfield area, Old Bedford Road is very well positioned for someone who enjoys being in the outdoors. It’s surrounded by green spaces, accessible by bus, or by car, and has the benefit of being only a 15-minute drive into the centre of Luton and all of its main attractions.
The home is structured with activities during the waking day such as domestic skills, art and craft, sensory tasks, gardening, reading, and many more.
Each person we support within this home has their own individualized visual communication system. They have a schedule that presents information to be communicated visually at a level to which each individual can understand. As well as visual aids such as behaviour support, signs, and work systems offer information in a logical, structured, sequential form.
We are here to support you and your family. If you have a referral please fill out the form provided. Please keep in mind we can only accept referrals from those young people and adults who have a diagnosis of ASC.
Meet the Manager, Alex Watkins
Alex has been with Alderwood LLA for six years and has a wealth of experience in supporting autistic people, including those with complex needs.
Alex is passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for people she supports and takes time to understand what is important to them, their likes and dislikes and future goals and ambitions. For those she supports that are non-verbal Alex said that using visual communications are key to establishing a strong connection and trust.
It is clear she is a well-respected manger and has a great rapport with her team. One of Alex’s greatest strengths is her assuring nature and no matter how challenging the situation, she always remains calm and focused. Alex said one of the most important qualities of her role is patience and understanding, and with regards to her team, always being prepared to step in and help and Alex says: “I would never expect my team to do anything I wouldn’t do myself”.
Alex’s authenticity and genuine desire to make a difference shine through. In 2021 she organised a sponsored walk to raise money for various autism charities and she also supported one person to go on his first ever holiday to Skegness. Alex’s says what she most loves about her role is that:
“No two days are the same and for me giving people we support the quality of life they deserve is what makes my job worthwhile”.
Alex’s role is very busy and varied, but when she can she likes nothing more than getting out in the fresh air with her dog for some seriously tough walks.
A thank you to Registered Manager, Alex Watkins