Supported Living

We support people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder to live in their own homes with the right care.

Many people take choosing where and who to live with for granted, yet it is a fundamental part of feeling in control of your life.

  • Supported living enables you to live in your own home with the help that you need. Which helps you to chose where you want to live, who you want to live with, how you want to be supported and how you organise your care in your own home.
  • Supported living can overlap housing and care, but it is considered separately.
  • People in supported living have their own tenancy agreement and responsible for their bills and cost of living.

How we can help

We’re registered as a domiciliary care provider, meaning we can provide personal care in people’s own homes. We take the standard of care and support we offer very seriously, which is why all our supported living accommodation is run to meet the standards set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who regulate care provision in England.

Finding a home

At ALD Support we can help you with finding the right accommodation for you. We have experience working with housing associations and private landlords to help find you a home that meets your needs.

At the assessment stage we will ask you questions about what home you would like and what is important to have in your environment. We will help you to ensure you understand the details of your tenancy agreement and the finance arrangements for supported living. We help you to understand how to apply for housing benefit which can help to cover the cost of rent.

Finding the right support

At ALD Support we work to ensure that we find the right staff to suit your needs and who you get on with. We make sure that you and/or your support network is involved in identifying the right staff.

Promoting choice

We work with individuals to promote choice. Whether this may be day to day choices or bigger decisions, we will work with those around you to help.

To be happy and healthy

We work with you to be happy and healthy. We will work with you to live your life to the fullest and engage in activities that make you happy.

We also help with promoting healthy lifestyles and understanding your health conditions and/or medications. We help you to create Health Action Plans and support you to attend medical appointments.

Supporting communication

We have experience working with people with lots of different communication needs. We can help with working with Speech and Language Therapists to ensure that you are supported with the communication tools that you need to help you communicate and help us understand.

We understand the importance of using visual aids, using objects of references and understanding Makaton signs. Working in a person-centred approach means that each person we support we will adapt our skills accordingly.

Understanding behaviour

We understand that people may display behaviours that are described as challenging for a number of reasons.

We work with a Positive Behaviour Support approach and can work alongside Positive Behaviour Support therapists to help understand the function of behaviour and help to find strategies to support.

To have relationships

Whether this may be relationships with family members, friends and/or partners we understand the importance of having important people in your life. We will work with you to identify who the important people are in your life and if you require support to maintain these relationships, or if you require support to build new relationships. We understand the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and understand the principles of this and use this in our practice.

All of these sections are the core of our support plans which we regularly review with you, your family and people that are important to you.

If you would like to find out more information or would like to make a referral please contact us.