Ty Seren, a specialist residential service for adults with complex needs associated with autism has opened in Gowerton, Swansea. Ty Seren is the latest service from the Orbis Education and Care Group who provide specialist schools and residential services for children, young people and adults with complex needs associated with autism.
Located just a few miles from both Swansea and Llanelli, Ty Seren comprises four self-contained sole occupancy flats and a four-bed home. It can accommodate up to eight adults with a range of complex needs, ensuring they are offered a living environment that works for them.
CEO of Orbis Education and Care, Mike Currier, said:
As with all of Orbis’ services, Ty Seren offers an award-winning model that combines care, therapeutic support and continuous learning. Skills are learned, practiced and reinforced at all times, with person-centred planning designed to keep adults active, engaged and working towards their greater independence.
Orbis prides itself on giving its students and residents as much independence as possible as well as helping them gain skills and accreditations along the way, so they can make a positive and active contribution to their local community.
The residents at Ty Seren can also access the dedicated work and life-skills day service called The Orb. The Orb provides a range of real-life working environments where young people and adults with autism can gain hands-on experience in the world of work on a supported basis. It is a shop, a cafe, an office, a laundry and a kitchen. It offers continuous learning, a transitional stepping-stone for school leavers, a source of valuable experience for those who have already left school and an alternative to a residential specialist college placement.
Cardiff-based Orbis also opened Dan Y Coed in November 2017, a specialist school for children and young people with autism. The school is based in the West Cross area of Swansea and currently offers places for day pupils from the age of five, whilst residential placements will be available for children aged between eight and nineteen later this year. Children will be able to attend Dan y Coed daily for education only or as a resident during term time or for 52 weeks of the year.
Orbis Education and Care is currently recruiting for a number of roles across its various schools, homes and residential care services.