Supported Living

Supported Living is a service provided from within a designated accommodation which is provided. Here at Joining Hands, our goal is to help you gain a better quality of life whilst still maintaining your independence. Support is available from a couple of hours a week to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our brilliant services

Our services are designed to help people with a wide range of support needs retain their independence by being supported in their own home. Residents in living our premises have their own tenancy and are responsible for their own bills and cost of living. All our rooms are fully furnished so you can just move in. Our services are flexible and affordable and we can help you access a wide range of benefits and grants that you may be entitled.

 

Our Services

The some of the services we provide include:

  • Managing a tenancy

  • Managing finances and budgets

  • Claiming benefits

  • Settling into and becoming involved in the community

  • Supporting cultural and faith needs

  • Liaising with other agencies

  • Advocacy

  • Promoting physical, emotional and mental well -being

  • Developing self care skills

  • Supporting education, employment and leisure aspirations

  • Encouraging Client involvement

  • General counselling, guidance and advice

 

Supported living is a service designed to help people with a wide range of support needs retain their independence by being supported in their own home. People in supported living have their own tenancy and are responsible for their own bills and cost of living. This may include full or part furnishing and repairing any damage – exact details will vary locally. To afford these, the person may be entitled to a wide range of benefits and grants. In single person supported living, they will also have their own front door.

In Supported Living, support provision is not dependent on provision of housing (and vice versa.) So if the support provider changes, this doesn’t affect the tenancy. The person has security of tenure in line with their tenancy agreement – they can only be made to leave under certain circumstances, usually by order of a court. 

 

The benefits of supported living are the choice, control and enfranchisement that come from holding one’s own tenancy and – in a single person service – one’s own front door.

In particular, by separating a person’s support and housing provider, the housing will remain constant even if a person’s support provider changes. That is essential; no-one should be forced to endure low quality support in order to keep living in their home.

Supported living used to be thought of as primarily for more able people and those who wish to live alone. Whilst both those groups of people can certainly benefit from supported living, so can people with more complex needs, and those who prefer to live with housemates. Supported living can provide support 24/7 support if required; we support many people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex needs in supported living environments.

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