Priory Supported Living Scotland
Priory Supported Living Scotland supports people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs and those who present with behaviours that may challenge to live the lives that they choose. Our specialist support enables people to live happy and fulfilling lives in their own homes within their communities.
Our focus at Priory Supported Living Scotland is on supporting people to develop independence and achieve their goals. We work in a person-centred way, carefully matching our support and care to the unique needs, preferences and aspirations of each individual.
Support plans are developed in partnership with each individual and we agree together how we will support them to be as independent as possible. We also listen to the views of their families and the professionals who may be supporting them.
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. These are delivered by the same staff team, ensuring continuity and consistency for those we support.
"Thank you all for your support to all of our service users. You always go above and beyond for each and every person you support and are always on hand to help us out wherever you can. This is always greatly appreciated particularly this year, with all that has gone on.”
Social Worker, South Lanarkshire Council
"I am now so much more independent and staff have been so supportive.”
Person assisted by Priory Supported Living Scotland
Our supported living services
Priory Supported Living Scotland 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, autism, mental health needs and those who present with behaviours that may challenge to live the life that they choose
- Domiciliary care and support with aspects of everyday life, such as personal care, healthy eating, medication, maintaining the home, paying bills, shopping, budgeting and maintaining tenancies
- 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 with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and behaviours that may challenge to be as independent as possible, both within their own home and within their local community.
At Priory Supported Living Scotland, we work in partnership with people to ensure they have control over the way their support is provided. Our focus is on enabling people to achieve their goals and to become more independent.
The support available at Priory Supported Living Scotland includes:
- 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
- Domestic and living skills, including cooking, shopping and public transport
- Moving to independent accommodation
Priory Supported Living Scotland has established partnerships with housing providers in the area and we are proud of the quality and range of our accommodation schemes. These include self-contained apartments and shared living. Our tenants’ homes are comfortable and modern, with easy access to amenities and transport links.
We can provide help with tenancy agreements where needed, giving people the security of their own homes. By understanding each person’s needs and aspirations, we can agree together the type of accommodation and locations that might work best for them.
Achieving positive outcomes
Priory Supported Living Scotland empowers people to achieve the best possible outcomes by giving them greater choice and control over how they live their lives. We encourage each individual to reach their potential by delivering specialist person-centred support that enables them to lead a life that is more enriching and fulfilling.
We are proud that our residents achieve greater independence, find employment and fully integrate into their communities. Our services deliver measurable results for both local authorities and the people we support.
To gain an insight into our services, the way we work and the outcomes you can expect, please take a look at some of our success stories:
Amy* has autism, learning disabilities and mental health needs. She had been in a hospital setting for three years as a result of an eating disorder, during which time she became dangerously underweight. Amy had begun living at a specialist residential placement, but this had broken down and meant that she had returned to living at the hospital.
After completing her treatment, Amy and her care team were keen for her to move on to the next stage of her life, and to be supported to live independently in the community. Priory Supported Living Scotland staff team began working with her hospital team, designing a bespoke package of supported living for Amy. A team was put together to provide 24/7 support and a flat was found that was near to one of Priory Adult Care’s specialist residential sites, which would provide Amy with social connections.
How did Priory Supported Living Scotland help Amy?
When Amy first moved into her flat, there were occasions when she struggled in her new environment. The staff team at Priory Supported Living took a holistic approach to Amy’s care and worked effectively with a range of agencies to support her through these times, including her psychiatric team and Social Worker.
Amy’s care plan was entirely person-centred and it was adapted and modified as staff learned what she responded well to. When there was a significant crisis point, the team immediately put in risk reduction measures, providing more intensive two-to-one support until Amy’s mental health improved.
The team took the time to build trusting relationships with Amy and to provide her with the emotional support she needed. Amy’s mental health has now stabilised and for the first time in many years, she has stopped restricting her eating.
These improvements in her wellbeing meant that the team could really focus on building Amy’s independence skills and she has begun a college course as a result. She is also planning to undertake some voluntary work in her local community. In a few years, Amy’s life has completely transformed and she has come a long way since moving from a hospital into supported living. We are very proud of Amy and the progress that she has made.
Tom* has autism and severe anxiety, which had impacted his life significantly before he joined Priory Supported Living Scotland. A dedicated specialist support team now provide daily support and care to Tom, which has been tailored to meet his individual needs. The team have focussed on building Tom’s self-esteem and confidence, so that he could achieve a greater degree of independence within the community.
With their support, Tom’s wellbeing improved and he has achieved many of his personal goals. This has included finding a job he excels at and graduating with a university degree. Tom loves his job in a supermarket and been presented with a number of awards for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Tom’s life has transformed since joining Priory Supported Living Scotland. Our team have empowered him to achieve his true potential and to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
*Names have been changed to maintain confidentiality.
"We also spoke to three relatives who were positive about the service and stated the following: Staff are very good and are respectful"…."The staff are good at communicating with me to keep me up to date.”
Priory Supported Living Scotland Care Inspectorate report