The Supported Living service provides care/support & housing support service to individuals living in their own home. We aim to work in partnership with the individuals to provide a homely, safe and supported environment for adults with a learning disability. The service seeks to enable people to achieve autonomy and choice in the support they receive and the lives that they pursue.
Support staff will promote the human rights of the individuals both as a person and as a tenant. The staff promote the development of each individual’s life skills and their inclusion within the local community, including the use of appropriate leisure and recreation activities, within a person centred framework and which recognises and promotes a person’s spiritual and cultural needs.
Staffing resources are used to ensure a high quality of support is maintained which affords continuity and accountability for all work practices.
Our key objectives are designed to: –
- Engage in regular community experiences by being supported to use local resources.
- Experience maximum choice and participation in their support arrangements by being involved in developing their own support plans.
- Receive individually tailored support programmes to enable individuals to achieve maximum control of all aspects of their lives by assessing and planning their support needs with relevant others.
- Promotion of a person centred approach.
- Regular consultation with tenants on the everyday service.
- Enjoy a greater circle of informal support in their lives. This is achieved with greater participation in the community.
Ardaveen Manor provides long term housing support to 11 individuals with learning disabilities in Bessbrook.
Bowens Close supported living scheme was opened in April 2001 as a result of a partnership between the Southern Health and Social Care Trust and Choice Housing Association (previously known as Ulidia).
Granville is a supported living scheme which provides a warm, friendly bespoke home for tenants with varying degrees of Learning Disabilities and Mental health
5 Lilburn Hall opened in November 2007 as a result of a partnership between Southern Health & Social Care Trust and ULIDIA Housing Association.
Orchard House, supported living scheme, aims to provide a homely, safe and supported environment for 10 adults with a learning disability.
Teach Sona Supported Living service, provides long term 24 hour domiciliary Care/Support and housing support for up to 10 individuals with a learning disability in the Mullaghbawn area.