Our supported living services, deliver care for individuals within their own homes. For those with more challenging and complex learning disabilities, we work with the families, Registered Social Landlords, Private Landlords, IMCA’s and the local authorities to deliver a supported living environment, specifically tailored for the individuals. The benefit is real security of tenure in their own home, their new home, in the community they live in.
We have been delivering supported living for this complex group for over 10 years. This implementation of the mental capacity act and more recently the Winterbourne report, has finally driven the wider adoption of this delivery model.
Contrary to the past industry position, which favoured the use of institutional care for adults who displayed complex and challenging behaviour. Supported living is the ideal environment for developing a positive risk based behavioural support approach. Working with local support services to join up Psychology and Psychiatry input, along with Speech and language and Occupational therapy to create an idealised environment to deliver real choice on what they want to do with their lives, how they want to do it and in a way that promotes participation, presence and inclusion.
Our supported living houses are for groups of up to 4 adults, in “family” sized houses. This small number of resident’s per house enables us through our assessment process to identify good compatibility between the supported people in the house.
We have ten houses spread across the south of Manchester.