Our supported living services for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs
At Priory Adult Care, we help adults with learning disabilities to achieve the right balance of support and independence through our supported living services. The people we work with can make real choices about how they live their lives, and have control over who they reside with (if anyone), where they live, and the type of support that they receive.
The benefits of supported living
When an adult with learning disabilities goes into supported living, they have the opportunity to take control and achieve goals including:
- I choose who I live with
- I choose where I live
- I have my own home
- I choose how I am supported
- I choose who supports me
- I get good support
- I choose my friends and relationships
- I choose how to be healthy and safe
- I choose how to take part in my community
- I have the same rights and responsibilities as other citizens
- I get help to make changes in my life
Supported living gives a person the opportunity to take back the reins of their own life. They can decide on their support provider, have their own tenancy agreement and become responsible for their bills (with support provided if needed).
If a person does not have the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, a ‘Best Interests’ meeting can also be used to determine whether supported living would be the most beneficial course of action.
How does supported living work at Priory Adult Care?
For someone with a learning disability requiring a supported living service, an assessment needs to be completed by a care manager or social worker to determine the needs and requirements of the individual. A plan will then be devised with the person and their family.
The individual and their family will then have the opportunity to decide on a support provider such as Priory Adult Care to manage the process and deliver the required support.
The funding authority will pay the chosen support provider directly, and closely monitor the support that the service is providing.
What you can expect from Priory Adult Care
At Priory Adult Care, we are able to provide people with both the support and independence that they need in the following ways:
- We work with reputable landlords to provide a range of accommodation, ranging from individual flats to shared housing. All have been designed to promote independence, while maintaining safety and can be developed to specific person centred needs if it is a new development
- All of our locations have good access to the wider community and are close to amenities, with public transport linking our services to other cities and towns
- Our personal activity planners make sure that people can get involved in their preferred daily activities, in order to develop their life and community skills. From getting out and about in the local area to assisting with financial management, we aim to both support and develop the people in our care
- We also make sure that a person has access to education and supported employment opportunities, if they wish
Our staff members have significant expertise in supporting people with complex needs, and include dedicated positive behaviour support (PBS) specialists if required. One-to-one specialist support is also available as and when required.