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Windward Day Service

We are proud to be a forward-thinking organisation that strives for excellence, providing day opportunities to people over 16 with autism and learning disabilitie. Our staff are highly qualified, trained with many years of experience. Windward opened in 2002 as our orginal service. we are part of Windward Day Service which was established in 2002. We have 4 further places Spiral Blue (Ringwood), Thrive (Chandlers Ford), and Helix (Verwood) based over Hampshire and the New Forest.

Every day we run activities on-site and accessing the local community helping to develop a variety of learning, sporting and leisure, creative and independent skills. We want you to be involved in the development of this centre so we hold regular committee meetings so you can have your say. We want to support you in the things you want to do – if you have an idea we will give it a go! We offer an award incentive scheme called Citizen Step-Up which encourages you try new experiences, offer a service and try a new skill and then we hold an award evening to celebrate your achievements. We run regular Social Evenings, outings and holidays to further expand our range of social and independence-building opportunities. We also strive to work with a personal centred approach - ensuring to work with you and your parents or carers to best support you whilst you're with us, we also offer a key worker scheme as well as individual support plan to make sure we understand your needs. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sam Meletiou or Jess Percvial
Contact Position
023 8086 0516

Alternatively you can send an email to:

Where to go

Windward Day Service
Unit 8 Netley Marsh Workshops
Ringwood Road
Netley Marsh
SO40 7GY
Children's Centre Areas

We have a fabulous newly-refurbished building including a large modern café-style kitchen, 2 activity rooms, a craft workshop, a garden, and a soothing quiet/sensory room.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday from 9.30am-3.30pm (except bank holidays)
Time of day

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

You can be referred by your social worker, care manager or community nurse.

If you receive direct payments or are self funding you can contact us direct to arrange a time to come and have a look round.

Any Other Notes
  • Communication: We use Makaton, PECS and visual timetables to aid processing and self-expression
  • Behaviour: All our staff are trained in Positive Behaviour Management and are skilled at preventing and resolving conflict
  • Personal Care: Your dignity is vitally important to us and is always handled with sensitivity


  • We offer staff support on a 1:4 ratio or 1:1 for those with higher support needs 
  • If you live locally we may be able to provide you with transport
  • We are one of Hampshire County Council’s ‘preferred providers’ 
  • We love having visitors and we offer free taster days – come and see for yourself what we’re all about! 

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