Our supported living and domiciliary care programme helps people all over the country from all walks of life to live more independent and happy lives. We actively encourage the discovery of new skills and interests, supporting individuals in the community in homes they may already rent or own.
Our programme provides support for people with:
- Learning difficulties
- Severe physical disabilities
- Autistic spectrum conditions
- Complex needs
- Mental health problems
- A history of drug or alcohol dependency
Becoming part of the community is central to our programme, job seeking or playing a part in local voluntary activities are some of the things that we promote and encourage. Developing relationships are supported through good and difficult times.
Everyone has a common set of needs, we also have an expert and deep understanding of the different ethnic minority and faith groups. For example, helping you get to your local place of worship, or any dietary needs that are required.
We have years of experience making supported living work. There is a choice from a variety of options for the type of support tailored to specific needs. We also have a huge range of flats, houses, bedsitting rooms, community cluster schemes, fully staffed hostels and crisis interventions projects; all available across the UK
We have a team of inspectors in our Quality and Performance Team. They are all social workers, nurses or ex-CQC inspectors and they spend all their working time making sure that our services and support programmes are of the highest standards. People in our care say that we work hard to be the best at what we do – we always strive to be better.
Supported living – Case study
Names have been changed to protect identities.
Matt lives in London as part of the supported living care programme. He has a learning disability and is slowly regaining the confidence he lost following a long illness.
Before he entered supported living, Matt was struggling to cope in his previous flat and was in low spirits after being forced to take a lot of time off work.
The supported living care programme allows Matt to continue to exert his independence but at the same time have access to support and guidance.
On moving to his new home, Matt was given advice on how to organise his affairs and assigned a key worker who helped him arrange and decorate his living space and facilitate the move.
Matt, who enjoys socialising and making new friends, is happy and settled in his new home.
His needs are supported and there is also a prospect of him returning to work which, for him, is very important as it gives him a sense of purpose.