Supported Living Services
Supporting you in becoming more self-sufficient
Supported living services are designed for people who desire to live as independently as possible while still having access to the individual support they require. This type of support package is suitable for persons with capacity and ability who still require support with day-to-day duties and activities, such as those preparing to leave a residential home or attending special needs education.
Individuals who have severe or numerous complex needs, on the other hand, can often benefit from a supported living setting with care personnel available 24 hours a day. What’s important is that our supported living services meet the same high standards of care quality and individualised support as our residential homes; the care is the same, but the setting is different.
If you want support or simply want to learn more about how supported living services function, please contact our Referrals Team, who will gladly answer any questions you may have or link you with the appropriate local authority resources in your region.
What exactly is supported living?
Supported living services provide care and support to those who live in rented apartments or their own homes. Personal care and housing are supplied through distinct contractual agreements in a supported living arrangement.
Housing is frequently supplied by the local authorities or a registered housing association and is supported by the individual’s benefits or salary. Support is provided by a care provider, such as Casbens Supported Living Community And Home Support Ltd, and is financed by the local council or, in certain situations, the NHS.
Supported living residents may opt to live alone, with another person, or in a shared residence where everyone contributes to the costs and upkeep. These shared houses are frequently existing residences that have been particularly adapted to provide the ideal atmosphere for persons with specialised needs. Each person will often have their own lease agreement outlining their individual rights and duties.
Individual needs are taken into account when providing support. It can range from a few hours per day to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a care professional living at the person’s home overnight.
How can we support you?
Casbens Supported Living Community And Home Support Ltd. support s persons with a wide range of learning difficulties, autism, and mental health disorders. The support we give is particularly tailored to individual requirements, preferences, and objectives, allowing everyone to live as happily and independently as possible.
What is included?
- Our supported living package might include support with:
- Shopping, cooking, and meal planning;
- Learning new skills for independence;
- Personal care, health, and well-being;
- Medication management.
- Access to education and job placement support
- Needs related to culture or religion
- Identifying and claiming benefits
- Managing finances and bills
- In addition to what is offered, it is critical to understand what is not often included in a supported living arrangement:
- Rent and housing Food and drink Unless in furnished housing, renters are forced to equip their own rooms and contribute to any shared facilities. Utility bills
- Maintenance and repairs are not covered by the tenancy agreement
- Activities: You must pay for any activities you participate in
- Transportation: We can support you in using public transportation if necessary
- Any specialist equipment – we can support you in contacting services such as occupational health Clothing and personal care items
Pathways to Care
We have experience supporting people move from a supported living situation to a more independent one as their needs change.
Quality of care is always our top focus. We are at the forefront of national best practices. Our care and safety standards far exceed legislative requirements, and they are supported by strong governance and rigorous internal and independent audit mechanisms.
Eligibility and financing
The degree of support required by someone is discussed and agreed upon with them and, if applicable, their immediate family. A care manager or social worker would usually conduct an evaluation before referring them to an appropriate care provider.
Some people prefer to take a Personal Independence Payment or Direct Payment and choose a provider on their own. With this comes responsibility for all elements of working conditions and employee well-being, on which the council can provide advice.
If you pick Casbens Supported Living Community And Home Support Ltd., you will be introduced to our support personnel to ensure everyone gets along. The municipality, or in certain circumstances, the NHS, then pays the support provider directly and closely oversees the service you get.
The benefits offered to people living in supported living arrangements vary according to their level of need and competence. They may include:
- Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance (for those over 65)
- Employment and support allowance
- Some individuals also get Housing Benefit to help them pay their rent, as well as other benefits and grants to aid with particular modifications to their houses.