What is Supported Living?
Supported living services are designed for those who want to live as independently as possible, while still being able to rely on access to the individual support they need. This kind of support package is ideal for those with capacity and ability who still need help with day-to-day tasks and activities, including those ready to move on from a residential home or special needs education. However, in many cases, people with profound or multiple complex needs can also benefit from a supported living environment, with care staff providing 24-hour support. What’s critical is that our supported living services offer the same standards of care quality and personalised support as our residential homes; the care is the same, just the venue is different.
People in supported living may choose to live on their own, with another person or in a shared house where everyone contributes to bills and upkeep. These shared homes are often existing properties that have been specifically converted to provide the right environment for those with particular needs. Each person will generally have their own tenancy agreement detailing their individual rights and responsibilities.
How we support you
Aviana’s supported living services provide innovative and person-centred support enabling people with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illnesses and challenging behaviours to live as independently as possible within their own homes and in the local community. We also offer 24-hour support to individuals with a learning disability and / or a mental health diagnosis through a person-centred approach. The aim of the service is to provide a safe and homely environment that promotes empowerment, independence and choice, whilst enhancing our service users’ daily living skills, enabling individuals to move on to a less supported setting.
Range of support
At Aviana Health Care, we support people with a wide range of learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions. The support we provide is tailored specifically to individual needs, preferences and aspirations, helping everyone to live as happily and independently as possible.
A supported living package can include help with:
Shopping, cooking and menu-planning
Learning new skills for independence
Personal care, health and wellbeing
Accessing health services & managing medication
Access to education and support into work
Accessing social and leisure activities
Managing bills,mantaining tenancy and safety of property
Cultural or religious needs
Identifying and claiming benefits
An important part of the service we provide is to help those we support understand their responsibilities and manage their budgets in each of these areas effectively.
Our supported living services offer flexible care and assistance packages based on individual need and capabilities, from a few hours a week to full time, 24/7 support. For those living in rented accommodation or in their own homes, supported living solutions can help build an effective pathway to more independent living.
Supported living is all about supporting you to run your day-to-day life and to be as independent as possible at home and in your local community. At Aviana, we provide support services for people with complex disabilities to allow you to be as independent as possible.
We know how important it is for you to be able to choose where to live, who to live with and what you do every day. You may want to live on your own or share a place with others. You may need support 24 hours a day or for part of the day, for personal care or making meals. Whether it’s shopping for food, decorating your home, taking part in activities in your community, or enjoying creative or physical activity, we’ll support you to express your preferences and make them happen.
We will take time to understand your way of communicating, be it through speech, sign, symbols, objects of reference, gestures or body language. Our communication approach will support you to express what matters to you – your likes and dislikes; your needs, goals and aspirations.
Our support extends to adapting your physical space and we make the best use of technology to help you to communicate and make choices. We take a person-centred approach, we will make sure that you are at the heart of planning and developing your service, giving you more choice, control and independence.
You may need one-to-one support to help you with communication, getting around, and a range of everyday tasks. Our services are built around the wishes and needs of each individual, providing specialist support exactly where it’s needed – in the home or community.
Our person-centred approach, using total communication, means we can support you as an individual, and your family, in the best way possible.
We all need to feel connected, and yet we all connect differently. That’s why, at Aviana Care Health we use a total communication approach that supports people to connect in the right way for each individual. By using this approach , we make the complicated simple and empower people to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance.
Support for people with sensory impairment
Aviana Health Care will help you find the right support for you and your family. We are here to offer you free and impartial information about living with complex disabilities, including deafblindness.
We know how challenging it can be if you are living with two or more disabilities, such as sight and hearing loss, and need high levels of support with aspects of your daily life. That’s why we’ll do everything we can to help you.
we provide a comprehensive range of services, including supported living solutions, in the Cheshire and North Staffordshire regions. We offer expertise across a wide range of complex needs and specialist conditions, supporting individuals aged 16 and over including caring for people with behaviours that challenge.
Deciding on the right package of support is dependent on what works best for the individual involved. We work in partnership with the individual needing support, their close family and their care manager to find the ideal solution. Whatever that solution, the quality of care and support we provide is always our first priority.
Our Supported Living Service recognises that prospective service users should have the opportunity to choose a home, which suits their needs. To facilitate that choice, we do the following:
- Provide detailed information on the service by publishing a service users / service user guide.
- Ensure each service user is given a Tenancy Agreement specifying the terms of his or her tenancy.
- Ensure that every prospective service users have his or her needs thoroughly assessed before a decision on admission is taken.
- Demonstrate to every person about to be offered a tenancy that we are confident we can meet his or her needs as assessed.
- Offer introductory visits to prospective service users and avoid unplanned admissions except in cases of emergency.
Having the right place to live is something everyone needs and we know that getting the right housing for people with complex needs can have a significant positive impact on people’s wellbeing, support needs and behaviours. Securing the right, community -based housing and support solution can also provide really good value for money for all concerned. Not having access to the right housing is a major barrier to people who may be moving back from out of area and out of Assessment and Treatment Units, and that’s why supporting people to find the right housing in the right location is such an important part of what we offer at Aviana Health Care.
We work with a wide range of housing partners including private landlords, housing and associations to provide the people we support with access to the widest range of housing options possible. As part of our supported living service, we help people and their families understand their specific housing needs and secure the right housing solution. For a full range of our support services, click here.
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