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Supported Living

What is available?

Supported living services can offer you a settled place to live while you access support to:

  • maximise your independence
  • care for yourself, and manage your health needs
  • feel connected and included as part of the community

Supported living is usually provided for a limited time while you need support.

Services will help you to move to a more independent accommodation setting once your needs have reduced, and you have gained more skills.

The length of time you spend using supported living services will depend on your individual needs.

Types of supported living

Supported living services can offer you a home and a support package in a range of accommodation types.

The housing element can include

  • a room in a shared house
  • your own flat close to other people who also need support

There are specific supported living services for different groups of people.

For example, there are some supported living service that are designed to support people with learning disabilities, and other services that are only for people with mental health needs.

This means that the support workers in your service should be trained appropriately, and will understand your needs.

The support on offer

In a supported living service you will have a personal support plan that will map out the type of support you need in different areas of your life to achieve your own personal goals.

Types of goals might include:

  • maintaining your home
  • managing your personal finances
  • developing domestic and life skills
  • accessing employment, training or volunteering opportunities
  • developing and keeping personal relationships
  • keeping in touch with family

Who can live there?

Supported living is available for people over the age of 18 with an assessed need such as a learning disability, or mental health needs.

If you would like to see if supported living is right for you, we will need to carry out an assessment.

What is an assessment?

After the assessment we will identify and agree your needs with you and discuss the help and support available to meet them, according to your specific situation.

We may provide or arrange services for you but there are other ways to get the support you need.

Other ways to get support

You can self-fund, or if you are assessed as qualifying for a Adult Social Care funded care package you can choose to have an Personal Budget and use the money that you receive from us to arrange your own support.

What is a Personal Budget?

How to get in touch

You can contact any of the organisations direct but if you are still unsure you can contact:

Adult Social Care Team
0208 430 2000 Option 2

Opening hours
Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-4.45pm

When you contact us we'll discuss your situation and your needs over the phone and discuss what is available to help you.

Request an assessment