Priory Supported Living South Peninsula
Priory Supported Living South Peninsula support adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs, complex 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 South Peninsula 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.
The service offers specialist support to empower and encourage people to develop their self-esteem and the skills they need, working towards a level of independence which is in line with their skills, confidence and aspirations.
With a range of specialist residential placements also available in the area, we are able to offer unique pathways of care, including step-up services.
Our supported living services
Priory Supported Living South Peninsula 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, complex 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 to be as independent as possible, both within their own home and in their local community. We support individuals with mental health needs and learning disabilities.
At Priory Supported Living South Peninsula, 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.
The support available at Priory Supported Living South Peninsula 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
- 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 South Peninsula 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 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
Priory Supported Living South Peninsula 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, we share some of our recent success stories here:
Colin and Jim’s story
Colin* is 59 years old and has mild learning disabilities. He lives with Jim* who is in his 80s and also has mild learning disabilities, as well as dementia. They have been living together in a house in Weston-super-Mare for more than 20 years, with specialist support from Priory Supported Living South Peninsula. When their landlord decided to sell their home, a review by their new Social Worker followed. It looked likely that Colin and Jim would be separated, with each moving into a different home where a new team would support them.
Both men wanted to stay living together and to continue to receive support from people who knew them well. They were both very worried about the changes that lay ahead.
Their support team at Priory Adult Care decided to take action to ensure that Colin and Jim could stay together, and continue living the lives that they had chosen within the community. After an extensive search, the team found a suitable property that was just a mile from their current home. The new home was a bungalow, which meant that it was fully accessible for Jim, who had limited mobility after breaking his hip. He would even have a ramp at the front of the house for his mobility scooter.
Colin and Jim have now moved into their new home and could not be happier.
*Names have been changed to maintain confidentiality
“I have started making positive plans for the future and with staff support I have applied for a job. This is the best placement for me so far in my life and I love it here."
A person assisted by Priory Supported Living South Peninsula