Supported Living schemes for adults is to develop and sustain an individual’s capacity to live independently. This provides a stable environment and extra help for vulnerable people. Residents and support staff are based within the same building. It is the support linked to the building where the service is delivered and this means the service user has to live at a certain address to receive the support.
This is a combination of housing and support services intended as a cost-effective way to help people live more stable, productive lives. Supported Living Accommodation is widely believed to work especially well for those who face complex challenges—individuals and families confronted with serious, persistent issues. These may include substance abuse, addiction or alcoholism, mental illness, or other serious challenges to a successful life and who also have very low incomes.
Placements are offered subject to referral and full assessment of the client’s needs. Clients are fully involved and will be invited to view suitable placements prior to making a choice. Costs will be agreed with the placing authority as part of the planning process. Clients are likely to have been allocated a Personal Budget and may be receiving Direct Payments.
Supported Living Accommodation can be coupled with other social services, such as job training, life skills training, alcohol and drug abuse education and prevention programs and case management to people in need of assistance, including people suffering with mental health, acquired brain injury, or learning disability.
Who we support and How
We look to employ enablers, individuals who are capable to support our individuals in need to lead them to a life of independence as a fundamental goal of ours. We offer services to
Mental Health individuals including with past substance abuse and challenging behaviour
Learning disabilities individuals on the autism spectrum
Physical disabilities people who need support or accommodation specified to support their mobility challenges. We create bespoke environments to these individuals.
Our model is based on the following accommodation type:
Tenants live in a shared house or bungalow and have their own bedroom, ideally with an en-suite bathroom or wet room, but share every other part of the property with other tenants. Accommodation should, at a minimum, include a fully equipped kitchen and a communal living/dining area. Group sizes in this type of tenancy would generally be small, normally between 2 and 6 tenants depending on the size of the property and communal areas.
Within these schemes, there is usually shared or ‘core’ support. All properties are tenancy based, with the landlord being separate from the support provider.