Supported living is a concept that supports people to live independently who may still require help with personal care.
Our supported living services are located in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Milton Keynes, and provide innovative and person centred care for adults with a learning disability through a tailored support programme. Our fundamental principle is to give every single person we support the toolkit they need to live life to the full and as independently as possible.
The people we support live in their own homes which may mean:
- Shared housing
- Individual flats
- General community housing
Every individual is unique, so with a highly trained, caring and compassionate team, we ensure people are at the heart of all we do by empowering them to take control of their own lives and feel part of the community in which they live. Encouraging choice, independence and decision-making ensures the needs of each individual come first.
About our support
- For shared housing and individual flats, staff are on-site 24/7 to provide support
- For people living in the wider community, we arrange convenient times to visit
- We work alongside individuals and their families to discuss and share ideas
- Emergency contact numbers are available at all times for additional or urgent need
It’s a monumental change for people with learning difficulties to try and take control of their own lives, so we work together to help them to achieve this.
Andrew Bedwell, Service Director Learning Disabilities
How we help day-to-day
We want to help people to be as independent as possible and can offer advice, guidance and support around everyday topics such as:
- Food and maintaining a healthy diet
- Personal care
- Taking medicines
- Confidence building
- Advice on further education
- Maintaining the home
- Paying bills
- Budgeting tips
- Support with tenancies
- Help with benefits
- Employment opportunities
- Re-training and learning new skills
- Getting involved in local activities
- Social interaction