Supported living provides support to help people live as independently as possible.
Who is supported living for?
- Adults with learning/physical disabilities or sensory problems
- Adults who have mental health problems
- Older people
- Adults who have spent time in hospital rehab due to a brain injury
- Adults and young people with a disability who have spent time in residential care and are moving towards independent living or preparing for adulthood.
What services are available?
Some people receive help for just a few hours a week, while others have 24-hour support - it all depends on your support plan, which can help with:
- Choosing where you want to live and ensuring a safe environment
- Managing your tenancy or the responsibilities of being a homeowner
- Managing your money, bills and benefits
- Personal care and help with tasks such as shopping and cooking
- Accessing education opportunities and finding voluntary or paid employment
- Taking part in social and leisure activities and community life
- Making and maintaining friendships and relationships
- Technology and/or equipment to make independent living easier.
How can I get help?
If you have a social worker, they will support you in finding suitable accommodation.
For those who don’t have a social worker you can contact adult social care.
For further information about supported living, you can:
Please be aware that finding suitable accommodation can take time. Make sure you consider carefully what the right options are for you.
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