Alderwood LLA - The Chestnuts

What our service does

We offer residential care for young people with autism and challenging behaviour. Alderwood's aim is to provide a service in the least intrusive and most effective manner, minimising the effect of the young person's disabilities and giving them the opportunity to live as normal a life as possible.

The Chestnutsis a six bedded home and each young person has a tailor made care package to suit their needs and abilities.

Location of our service

Alderwood as a company has six homes (1 school/children's home and 5 x Adult homes) covering Northampton, Wellingborough, Rushden and Irchester.

Who our service provides for

Children and Young Adults with a diagnosis of Autism.

How to start using our service

Direct contact can be made with Linda Bland (Head of Operations & Residential Services). Each package is costed on an individual basis. We currently have no vacanices for residential care but are looking at day and respite placements.

How decisions are made about who can use our service

We are regulated by Ofsted and follow their guidance.

How we communicate with our service users

Alderwood uses individualised visual communication systems to back verbal prompts. Our service users are involved in resident staff meeting where they can plan decisions as far as their ability allows.
Monthly reports are written about each of the young people and there is regular contact with parents by the home's management.

Accessibility of our service


Qualifications and training of our staff

All of our staff have a full induction training followed by enhanced training after the first six months. This training includes Autism Awareness, PROACT-SCIPr, Safeguarding, First Aid, Fire Awareness and Structure.

Each employee is supported by our mentoring system for the first six months and have regular visits from our Mentoring Coordinator.

General Contact Information

Linda Bland (Head of Operations) is always available to discuss any concerns.

Contact for more information

Linda Bland
Head of Operations & Residential Services
Office 1, South Lodge Farm, 100 Wellingborough Road, Ecton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 0QR
01604 811838
Opening Hours:
Offer 24 hour care, 7 days a week