Supported living and supported housing is a way of helping adults with learning disabilities or mental health problems to live as independently as possible.
If you find living alone difficult, but you don't need 24 hour residential care, then supported housing may be right for you if you are between 18 and 55 years old.
Supported housing means you live in a small area of housing managed by dedicated care staff. Staff are available to help you during certain times of the day and night and some of our supported housing properties also have personal or community alarms in case you need to call for help urgently. Most of the time, you have your own small flat or room to yourself and use a communal area.
Some supported housing lets you share a family home with other people. We call this Shared Lives.
Depending on your situation, there are lots of ways we could help you find a new home which gives you the support you need to live a more independent life. Supported housing can sometimes be the first step to getting back into your own home.
We may be able to help you with supported housing if you are:
- homeless or at risk of losing your home
- a young person leaving care
- a teenage parent
- an older person (particularly if you have dementia)
- fleeing domestic abuse
- a traveller
- living with HIV/AIDS
- a refugee with leave to stay in the country
or if you have:
- a learning or physical and/or a sensory disability
- mental health problems
- drug or alcohol problems
- recently come out of prison or are due to be released.
If you think supported housing would be right for you or someone you care about, speak to your case manager or contact us for a care needs assessment.