Supported accommodation 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 accommodation is usually just a temporary arrangement to help you while you need extra support. We will help you to move to more independent accommodation as soon as you're able. Therefore, the length of time you make use of supported accommodation will depend on your individual needs.
Types of supported accommodation
Supported accommodation can offer you somewhere to live and a support package. This may include a room in a shared house or your own flat (close to other people who also need support).
Different arrangements and services are available for different groups of people. For example, there are some supported living services that are designed to support people with learning disabilities, and other services that are only for people with mental health needs.
This means that your support workers will be suitably skilled and will understand your needs.
While living in supported accommodation, you'll have your own personal support plan to map out the type of support you need to achieve specific goals. These 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 in supported accommodation?
Supported accommodation is available for adults with an assessed need such as a learning disability, or mental health needs.
If you'd like to use the service, we'll need to carry out a needs assessment first.