Gateway Recovery Centre

Specialist ASD service for men


Gateway Recovery,

Bennetts Lane,





Call us on: 0151 422 2140

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Gateway Recovery Centre provides care and support to men aged 18 years and over who are on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who may have other complex mental health needs or who have a mild learning disability. They will also be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended 2007).

Our person-centred care is focussed on treatment & rehabilitation, improving individual mental health and wellbeing and managing behaviours of concern to enable individuals to move on to live within the community. We work hard to help our male patients understand and manage their behaviours, particularly those which can lead to risk for themselves or others, to develop and maintain healthy relationships, and to learn practical life skills which will allow them to have happy and fulfilling lives in the community.

All patients participate in a robust therapeutic programme, which includes community involvement, education at local colleges, a focus on physical healthcare, support with day-to-day activities and life skills as well as daily planning meetings. This enables individuals to participate in therapy and be fully engaged in their treatment.

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Our male autism specialist service is located in a very modern, purpose-built and attractive facility designed around the needs of the individuals.  Set in spacious grounds and well located to access local and regional amenities, facilities on site include:


  • 12 bedded unit all with en-suite bedrooms
  • Internal and external therapeutic and recreational areas including fully equipped gym, sports hall and basketball court as well as individual gardens
  • Education and IT suites, café and shop
  • Rehabilitation kitchens and designated occupational therapy rooms
  • Multi faith room
  • GP who attends fortnightly or as needed; also local dentist, podiatrist and optician services


Sampson, our recovery dog, visits daily and is trained to work with people on the Autistic Spectrum. He supports patients who become anxious or agitated, helping to distract, calm and settle them.

We are situated in Widnes, Cheshire with access to major motorway networks (M6, M62 and M56) and public transport services which allows patients to easily access and engage with local services.

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