What is Supported Living?
Supported Living gives adults with disabilities the level of independence, choice and control that most people want in their lives.
The person can be supported to live in their own home, either by themselves or sharing with others who also need support. The house may be owned by a housing association or a private landlord, and the person will have their own tenancy agreement.
It provides people with their own support staff, with the level of support being dependant on their needs. Quite often but not exclusively, supported living offers 24 hour support (including out of hours emergency) and can include support with personal care, emotional support, financial matters, and domestic tasks including cooking meals as well as many other things.
Benefits of the service:
• Our support is personalised and centred around the needs of the person, nobody else.
• We support people to take control of their lives. Supported Living is not just for people who are more independent, anybody can be supported to live in their own home.
• We support people to take measured risks, with a safe and supportive team around them.
• We support people to access their local community, make new friends as well as maintain existing friendships. We will support people to engage in meaningful daytime activities.
• We encourage people to exercise their rights, such as choice over how they wish to spend their time and who with, who comes into their home and how they like to be supported. We value what the people we support say, and engage with them in numerous ways which helps us shape the way in which we work.
• We encourage people to dream. Dreaming is great! No matter how big or small people’s aspirations are, we will support them to take steps in the right direction that will help them achieve their goals.
• We give the person control over their support, and will work around the needs of the person. We call this being person centred and pride ourselves on working in this way.
• We have brilliant staff! Its more than just a job for us and this really shines through. We provide staff with all of the training they need.
• Reach has a wealth of experience in supporting individuals with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Sensory Impairments, Autism, Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour.
• We have our own clinical practice specialist on hand for advice and support whenever we need it. This knowledge and support provides further support when it comes to Autism and Challenging Behaviour.