Supported living for people with disabilities

What is supported living?

When we carry out an assessment of your needs we will try to enable you to live at home as independently and safely as possible. If this isn’t possible we will advise you on the type of home that’s best for you.

Supported living is designed to help disabled people live independently in their local community and is an alternative to residential care for people who are eligible

In supported living accommodation, the housing provider and support provider are separate, and the customer has a licence or tenancy.

Support can be commissioned from a few hours a week, up to 24-hours a day, depending on your assessed needs.

Why supported living?

In a supported living scheme you can make your own decisions about how you want to live but you can still get help with managing your home.

Some of the benefits of supported living include:

  • A proper home for you to live in
  • More choice and control
  • Giving you more responsibility to live independently
  • Accommodation matched more closely to what you need
  • You would have more rights – if the support package is not meeting your needs, the service provider can be changed, rather than you having to move home
  • You can still live close to your family and friends.

Some individuals, including those with the most complex needs, have been successfully supported in their own homes using this scheme.

Types of supported living

There are several different models of supported living:

  • Living in shared houses
  • Having your own flat within a cluster project
  • Living in individual tenancies in the community.

Vacancies and prices can also be found on the Warwickshire Partners in Care website.

Supported living for people with disabilities was last updated on November 22, 2017.