Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire
Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire supports people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism and individuals who present with behaviours that may challenge to live the life that they choose for themselves. Our specialist support enables people to live happy and fulfilling lives in their own homes within their communities.
Our residents are at the heart of all we do and we work in partnership with them to agree how we will support their needs and aspirations. Everything we provide, including our accommodation, is completely bespoke, and carefully designed to meet the specific needs of each individual. We are proud of the quality of our accommodation schemes, some of which use assistive technology to maximise the independence of our residents.
With a range of specialist residential placements also in the area, we can offer unique care pathways for individuals, providing step-up and step-down services.
Our supported living services
Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire provides support up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including 1:1 support. We provide help across a range of areas to enable individuals to lead more enriching and fulfilling lives. This includes:
- Specialist support for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism and individuals who present with behaviours that may challenge, to live the life that they choose
- Support with aspects of everyday life, such as personal care, healthy eating, medication, maintaining the home, paying bills, shopping, budgeting and maintaining tenancies
- Unique care pathways, providing step-up and step-down services
- Support to access benefits including direct payments and personal budgets
- Community outreach services; support with becoming more confident, participating in community related activities and maintaining family contacts
- Improvement in quality of life irrespective of illness or disability
- 24 hour support available if needed providing choice, participation and inclusion
- Support to access education, voluntary and paid employment opportunities
Flexible, person-centred support
We are focused on supporting people to be as independent as possible, both within their own home and in their local community. We support individuals with mental health needs and low-level challenging behaviours.
We work in partnership with people to ensure they have control over the way their support is provided. We are flexible and person centred in our approach, believing that no two people will have the same support needs, goals or aspirations and knowing therefore that everyone's support will be different. Our focus is on enabling people to achieve their goals and to become more independent.
Amongst the support available at Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire are:
- Finances and economic wellbeing, including budgeting and debt management
- Maintaining accommodation
- Employment, volunteering, education and training
- Relationships with family and friends
- Leisure, cultural and faith activities
- Developing self-confidence and community involvement
- Mental and emotional health
- Physical health, including exercise and healthy eating
- Drug or alcohol issues
- Dealing with offending issues
- Domestic and living skills, including cooking, shopping and public transport
- Moving to independent accommodation
A range of accommodation options available
Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire has established partnerships with housing providers in the area and we are proud of the quality and range of our accommodation schemes. We offer self-contained apartments and bungalows, shared living and completely bespoke solutions, with accommodation adapted to meet individual needs.
Our tenants’ homes are comfortable and modern, with some of these having assistive technology services incorporated into the buildings to maximise independence for residents. Services are located within communities, so our residents have easy access to amenities and transport links.
By understanding each person’s needs and aspirations, we can agree together the type of accommodation and locations that might work best for them. We can provide help with tenancy agreements where needed, giving people the security of their own homes. If an individual wishes to live with others, we match them with people who have shared interests and lifestyles.
Achieving positive outcomes
Our supported living services give people greater choice and control over how they live their lives, empowering them to achieve the best possible outcomes. By providing individually tailored support that is regularly reviewed and monitored, we encourage each person to reach their true potential. Our residents become more independent, find employment and fully integrate into their communities.
To gain an insight into our services, the way we work and the outcomes you can expect, we share some of our recent success stories here:
Louise* had lived most of her life at a secure hospital when she moved to Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire. She had mental health issues including depression, dissociative identity disorder (DID), complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Louise was self-harming and struggled to trust others.
How did Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire support Louise?
The specialist team at Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire supported Louise to choose her own house, empowering her to make decisions about how she wanted to live her life. She was able to choose accommodation that met her individual needs and that she felt positive and happy to move into.
To help her build trusting relationships with the team that would be supporting her, Louise was involved with interviewing some staff members. Prior to their interviews, candidates sent through a picture of themselves and a short biography, helping Louise to prepare herself and know what to expect. Once the team was in place, they focussed on getting to know Louise and building strong working relationships with her.
With all of the preparation that had been undertaken, Louise had a successful transition to Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire and was excited to move into her new home. A gradual transition eased her anxiety and ensured that her mental health remained stable during the process.
Achieving positive outcomes
Since living in her own home, Louise’s mental health has improved to the extent that she has been discharged from the Community Mental Health Team. She has a greater sense of wellbeing and is no longer self-harming. Louise has started to try cooking and other activities that her mental health issues had previously prevented her from doing.
The Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire team are very pleased with the progress Louise is making and continue to support her to live the life that she chooses.
*Name has been changed to maintain confidentiality.
“My daughter gets very good support and I am happy with the support she gets with her skills in her flat. She is doing so well now and has come a long way.”
Relative of a person assisted by Priory Supported Living North Yorkshire