The main objective of our supported living service is to help individuals develop existing (or acquire new) skills. Therefore all tasks are to be undertaken with the individual, not for them, unless otherwise indicated in their individual support plan.
The tasks of the service shall include:
a) Practical support tasks (including housing related support tasks)
The service is for adults who have mental health needs, are in need of housing or are inappropriately housed. The service helps people to develop life skills and live independently in their own home.
The service is for adults who have a learning disability, are in housing need or are inappropriately housed, are able to take their own medication or have other help to do this.
Encouraging individuals to actively prepare meals and to look after their home appropriately, ensuring health and safety requirements are met, and any faults or repairs are reported immediately. Helping people apply for benefit entitlements and manage their finances to pay household bills and rent.
Helping people to pursue learning activity or employment by encouraging individuals to link in with their local community resources, and give support to promote social inclusion and the confidence to engage in a rewarding or fulfilling activity such as a part time college course or voluntary work. Encouraging individuals to maintain their physical and mental health, manage their medication independently and keep to medical and other necessary appointments.
An on-call service to provide support and advice in an emergency, ensuring that people who use our service feel safe and secure in their own home.
Providing our own housing management services to help with tenancy issues, and also a maintenance team to deal with day to day repairs.
Supported Living Services are currently funded by the Local Authorities. Rent for the accommodation is paid for by the individual, however they are helped to apply for housing benefit, if appropriate.
The aim of the service is to help individuals to achieve their personal goals and realise their potential.
How do I apply?
Please contact the service for further information and an application pack.