We provide a range of 24 hour supported living accommodation to people with either a learning disability or mental health need. Our supported living services enable people to live as independently as possible as part of the local community.
Supported living environments form a major part of the recovery pathway for people with a mental illness, while for those with learning disabilities, the greatest benefit is often the opportunity to develop the skills required for increasingly independent living in a safe and secure environment.
Supported living arrangements are flexible and are designed to give each person choice and control over their home and the way they live their life. We will provide a baseline 24 hour on-site staff support, and then additionally each person will have an individual support package built around their own needs.
The majority of people we care for have quite complex needs, but the type and amount of individual support required vary from person to person, depending on their particular needs. Some people receive help for just a few hours a week, while others have 24-hour support.
Our dedicated and highly skilled team works with the people we support and with their supporters. We aim to provide holistic support and services that meet people’s wishes and needs and ensure that they are in control of their lives. Using simple principles we:
- Develop the person’s everyday living skills, including cooking, cleaning and shopping
- Attend to personal care, including managing and administering their medication
- Provide support to maintain tenancies, including budgeting, maintaining the homes, understanding and following the terms and conditions of tenancy agreements
- Support the person in accessing local and wider community facilities
- Facilitate relationships so that the person can be a valued member of their community
- Develop the person’s independent travel skills where appropriate
- Support the person’s independence by enabling them to make their own choices and decisions about life
- Help the person access training and employment
- Apply for and obtain appropriate benefits
- Help the person access leisure activities and lifelong learning.