Supported Living

  • A Day in the Life Gary DochertyMy name is Gary Docherty and I am the Consultant Nurse for Scotland within Danshell. Here is a bit about my day to day life, the challenges affecting my role and what I love most about what I do.

  • SPT 2318 640x427Our 2018 Danshell Shining Star Awards was a night to remember, celebrating everything our wonderful teams do to make a difference in people’s lives. Read on to see our winners!

  • Bright Isokpan

    Bright Isokpan is a Healthcare Support Worker at Thors Park. Bright takes the time to learn all about the people he supports, asking questions and is always eager to find out more about people’s interests. He is a role model to the team, encouraging them to share people’s likes and dislikes so that the whole team has a real understanding of each person they support.


    "Bright is a very happy person and makes sure everyone is smiling and happy" - a colleague at Thors Park

  • Tony Perini

    Dr Tony Perini is our North East Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Perini is praised for always doing his best for the people he supports, making sure he is available at all hours and even being known to take calls when away on holiday! He was described as a ‘good listener’ by one service user who nominated him.


    "He helps you and fights for you and your choices" - a service user in the North East

  • Ducks Halt hero 640x427We are delighted to announce that Ducks Halt in Kirby-le-Soken has been newly developed and changed registration with the CQC. A series of positive changes has seen Ducks Halt, a specialist service for people with learning disabilities, re-registered as a residential service.

  • Katrina McArthur

    Katrina McArthur is Service Manager at Wallace Hospital. Katrina is always focused on improving life for her team and the people they support. A common theme across the many nominations for Katrina was that she is always there for her team, boosting their confidence and making everyone feel valued, which has created a fantastic team spirit within the service.


    "Staff have the utmost respect for her, which has created a stable and happy team" - a colleague at Wallace Hospital

  • Kirsty Dale

    Kirsty Dale is Service Manager at Trinity House. Kirsty inspires respect with her open door policy. She is a great role model and leads by example, approaching every day with a positive, supportive attitude. She is a real believer in positive behaviour support, which was praised in many of the nominations we received.


    "She always gives staff an opportunity to grow and develop their skills so all service users can be given excellent support" - a colleague at Trinity House

  • AdobeStock 97288383 640x427We 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.

  • Lorraine Platt

    Lorraine Platt is Activities Coordinator at Trinity House. Lorraine advocates for equal opportunities and works to break down barriers. She was praised for ensuring people feel happy and fulfilled, as well as for treating each person as an individual and supporting them to achieve their goals. Her cheery outlook and positive attitude always raises the team’s spirits and motivates others to do their best.


    "Lorraine’s energy, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication is admired by all who meet her. We would all be lost without her" - a colleague at Trinity House

  • Neil Young

    Neil Young is our Site Services Manager. Always willing to go the extra mile, Neil tries his best to get things done as soon as possible. He goes above and beyond, supporting people within our services even though it isn’t part of his job. He is reliable, honest and very hardworking with a positive attitude.


    "Neil is constantly striving to improve the estates environment for all our service users" - a colleague

  • Victoria House

    The team at River View work in a truly person centred way, taking the time to find out what is important to people and working incredibly hard to support people to achieve their goals. There is a real focus on improving every aspect of people’s lives, building trust and relationships.


    "The ladies at River View deserve a sainthood and have restored my faith in humanity" - daughter of a lady the team supports


    Click here to read the full story of why River View deservedly won this award

  • Staffordshire Supported Living

    AdobeStock 79654572 640x427Location: Stafford   

    Gender: Mixed     
    Age: 18+
    Service: Supported Living

    Download: Staffordshire Supported Living Information

    Download: Staffordshire Supported Living Easy Read Brochure


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    Staffordshire Supported Living
    Unit D,
    Hunters Row Shopping Centre
    Gaolgate Place, Stafford ST16 2AD
    01785 337 999


    Supported Living is an important step towards independence. We know how important it is for you to have the right support so you can live the life you want to live

    We are delighted to be able to support people with learning disabilities in Staffordshire take those steps towards living independently and achieving their goals. Working with Registered Housing Providers, we are able to support you to find your own home that suits your needs.

    This might include large living space, a garden, a wet room or bathroom to accommodate reduced mobility, as well as local community facilities. We ensure that your needs and preferences are met and that you are able to easily do the things you want to do.

    We are here simply to support you to achieve your goals and dreams, whatever they may be. Our aim is to help you to build your skills and confidence, so you are able to live as independently as possible.

    If you are moving to Supported Living from a Danshell service, we will already know you well. We will support you with a personal discharge plan to achieve your goals and aspirations. If you are coming from another service, we will take the time to get to know you, the things you like and what you don’t like, as well as what your hopes and dreams are for the future. Most importantly, we want to support you to be in control of your own life.

    How we support you:

    • Working with you to find out your strengths, abilities and preferences - We get to know you and also talk to your family, carers, advocates and other people who are important to you.
    • Helping you to set goals as part of your support plan.
    • Working with you to help you achieve your goals.
    • Working with other people who support you.
    • Making sure you have easy read information about your rights and choices in whatever format and language you choose.
    • Providing practical help, such as training and support on how to manage your home, your money, gardening, housework and healthy living.
    • Helping you to build relationships and access whatever community activities you would like to take part in.

  • Sports Day

    This story is heart-warming and shows a real team spirit. Everyone went above and beyond to ensure it was a success and meaningful to everyone. Well done to Aliyaa, Johnathan, Lorraine and Suzy, our regional leads, who worked so hard to create such a wonderful inclusive day.


    "The fact that service users talk about it for weeks on end and are forever asking when the next event will be speaks volumes" - A colleague


    Click here to read the story in full

  • 20170810 185245 2 Web Size 300x180Two of the people we support at Trinity House, our specialist care home for people with learning disabilities in Lockerbie, have celebrated success with a trio of medals at the Special Olympics.

  • Vicky Hazeldine

    Vicky Hazeldine is Deputy Manager at Wast Hills. Vicky is hugely committed and passionate, instrumental in introducing the STOMP project, which is making a difference for the people we support. In her own words, “This is what we do because we love it.”


    "Her commitment to the welfare of service users is second to none" - a colleague


    Click here to read more about the STOMP project that Vicky is helping to introduce

  • Warren Cocker

    Warren Cocker is Deputy Manager at Wast Hills. Warren is our winner because of his incredible work in reducing health inequalities by supporting people to have health screenings within the service. He has supported people to have improved outcomes, health equality and better access to health services, which has made a real difference in people’s lives.


    "Warren is ensuring people live longer, happier, healthier lives" - a colleague


    Click here to read more about Warren's health equality project

  • HealthInvestor Awards White Web Article SizeWe are hugely proud to say that we have been shortlisted for two prestigious awards. We are finalists in both the Specialist Care Provider of the Year and the Complex Care Provider of the Year categories at the HealthInvestor Awards 2018.

  • STOMP Web ArticleWe are proud to announce that on Wednesday April 25th 2018, we made a group-wide pledge to STOMP (Stopping the Over Medication of People with learning disabilities, autism or both).

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