- Category: Supported Living
Supported living services can help if you do not want to live in residential care but you're finding it difficult to cope at home. Supported living (or supportive living) is a service that helps people with a range of support needs retain their independence whilst still having that extra physical and emotional support needed to lead completely fulfilled lives in their own homes.
They're a combination of suitable accommodation – which can be your own home – with some forms of personal care (like help with washing or cooking).
Some supported living homes are shared by 2 or 3 people with a similar health issues or needs, such as a particular 'disability'.
Staff usually visit the home to help you get out of bed, go out to college or work, and do simple tasks such as shopping, housework and repairs.
They can also help with administrative tasks and personal care.