Staffordshire Supported Living

Unit D, Hunters Row Shopping Centre, Gaolgate Place, Stafford, West Midlands, ST16 2AD

Gender: Mixed

Age: 18+

Tenancies: 25

Supported Living is an important step towards independence. We know how important it is for individuals to have the right support so they can live the life they want to live.

We support individuals with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and behaviours that challenge. Individuals are supported to hold their own tenancy agreement with a registered housing association. Individuals who are interested in living here may have previously been detained within a hospital setting and are ready for a step down placement within their local community.

“I have been in 65 placements since being in care since I was 12 years old and you can tell that that they actually care about us here.”Resident

We support individuals in a number of different locations throughout the West Midlands including:

  • Wombourne, Wolverhampton – 9 self-contained bungalows
  • Ashbrook, Bordesley Green, Birmingham – 16 self-contained apartments

Cygnet Social Care are experienced in supporting individuals who may lack capacity to choose where they live and would work closely alongside our commissioning partners to ensure that correct legal frameworks are in place in order for them to live successfully in the community.

“I didn’t feel safe in hospital or the shared house that I moved to – I feel safe here.”Resident

Offering experienced, trained staff twenty-four hours a day, the service benefits from a core staffing team. Each tenant would be allocated an experienced and consistent staff team and training would be bespoke to individual support needs which enables tenants to live as independently and safely as possible.

When individuals come to Staffordshire Supported Living, we take the time to get to know them, their preferences, as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. We support individuals with a personal discharge plan to achieve their goals and aspirations and ensure they feel they are in control of their own life.

How we support individuals:

  • Working with them to find out their strengths, abilities and preferences – We get to know them, their families, carers advocates and other people who are important to them and their care and support
  • Helping individuals to set goals as part of their support plan
  • Working with individuals to help them achieve their goals
  • Making sure that individuals have easy read information about their rights and choices in whatever format and language they choose
  • Providing person-centred practical help for individuals, such as training and support on how to manage their home, their money, gardening, housework and healthy living
  • Helping individuals to build relationships and access whatever community activities they would like to take part in

Community links:

  • Local shops and supermarkets
  • Good rail links
  • Local parks
  • Cinema
  • Leisure centre
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