We are delighted to announce the launch of our first ever supported living service. With this expanded care pathway we can support people to live in their own homes.
Our first supported living service, which is based in Staffordshire, is now ready to accept service users following a successful registration inspection and visit by the CQC.
The service will support people positively to live independently in their own homes and to become actively involved in their local communities. Service Manager Julia O’Reilly will lead the team supporting people with bespoke support packages to suit their needs, goals and aspirations.
Julia said: “It’s an exciting time. The service will help people become more independent and have their needs met in a truly person-centred way. People supported by the service will have their own tenancy in a property which is adapted to meet their needs. They will be supported by a care team who have been recruited specifically to positively support that person. The support will truly be only about them.
“We are working directly with families of the people who will be supported. One family has chosen to be part of the team interviewing prospective staff members along with us. It is very positive and reassures them that the people who will be supporting their loved one will have the qualities and skills to meet their needs.
“Another family is working with us to furnish the property as they wanted to be involved in that way. In both cases it is about positively involving families and them having a say and influence in their loved one’s support, something which they may not have had before.”
Our Chief Executive Mel Ramsey said: “We’re extremely excited to be launching our first supported living service and increasing the opportunities for people to choose to be supported to live in the community.
“We were approached by commissioners as part of the Transforming Care Partnership to look at developing this type of service because we are experienced in successfully supporting people to progress along their care pathway to live as independently as possible.
“We will keep proactively working with local commissioners and Registered Provider landlords to develop further services around the area so more people can be supported to live in their own homes.”