A new and bespoke residential training facility for people on the autism spectrum has now been opened by Weston College, the first of its kind in the UK.
The centre has been created out of the former Bay View Hotel along Weston-super-Mare’s seafront, at a cost of approximately £1.5 million, and is now called Weston Bay. The aim of the facility is to provide training in Life and Social Skills and independent living skills for those on the autism spectrum.
The centre is seen as a welcome development for parents of young people who want them to be educated in North Somerset and not at a specialist ‘out of county’ college.
Weston Bay has eight bedrooms and four flats, allowing residents to get used to living away from home, manage tasks including cooking and developing their social skills. Length of stay ranges from one night to three months, depending on individual requirements, and all residents are students on Weston College courses.
Telephone: 01934 411411
Address: Knightstone Campus, Knightstone Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23