Independent living options
We want people to have a choice about where they live and who they live with. The right housing and support can make people feel safe and secure while also allowing them to be as independent as possible; more importantly they can lead full and meaningful lives. Options are available for people who are unable to live by themselves or would prefer not to.
Here are some of the stories of how suitable housing has changed the lives of some of our residents.
Supported living service
The supported living service assists people with learning disabilities to live in a shared house in their own room with shared communal spaces. Support workers will be on hand in case anybody needs anything, allowing people to be as independent as possible.
Shared Lives supports vulnerable adults aged 16 and over to access a wide range of activities and opportunities in their local community and achieve their aspirations.
Shared Lives carers will help individuals to learn new skills and become as independent as possible, sharing their home and time with someone who needs support.
The service supports vulnerable adults who are looking for somewhere to live with trained and approved Shared Lives carers. For example, adults may need support if they are returning to the community from hostels or long-stay hospitals, they might not be able to manage on their own, or they may be unable or unwilling to live with their own families.
Contact Adult Social Care
There are many ways to contact the adult social care team, both online and over the phone.
We encourage people who can contact us online to do so, as it helps to free up phone lines for emergencies or for those who don't have access to or the skills to use computers.