Supporting people

We are enabling people living with a learning disability, acquired brain injury, mental health, autism or life-limiting illnesses to gain independence through a range of proven services, including supported living, outreach and day services and respite.

Our Agincare team works with families, local authorities and other partners to create homely, supportive environments that assist people to achieve their goals; whether that’s getting a job, going to university, or learning to live as independently as possible at home.

Within supported living you can benefit from a range of sessions designed to give you the skills you need to live independently. This could include money management, cooking and household tasks. Our team also provide community based support and opportunities for you to gain qualifications and employment.

Talk to our team today for free, no obligation advice on how supported living could help you or a loved one.

Why Agincare?

Our supported living service is trusted by hundreds of families, local authorities nationwide and the NHS to deliver reliable, high-quality care in people’s homes. Our bespoke, fully-managed service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

Leading provider of supported living services for people aged 18 and above across England

One of the largest care providers in England with over 37 years experience

Rated excellent on Trustpilot

Specialists in delivering care and supporting people living with a range of conditions including mental health, learning disabilities, autism and more, even where these may be complex.

Experienced and highly-trained support workers directly employed by us

Focused on empowering independence through skills workshops and LIFE groups

Strong relationships with local authorities and housing partners nationwide

Hands on management team focused on building positive relationships with families, local authorities and other partners

24/7 care and support updates for families via our app

Information for commissioners

Agincare Enable is one of the leading providers of supported living for people aged 18 and above across England. Strong relationships with local authorities, commissioning groups and housing providers are fostered by our experienced management and commercial teams, while our highly trained support workers deliver result driven supported living services.

We work in partnership with you. That means putting in place person-centred, outcome based support that enables choice and control for each individual with meaningful, lasting results. Whether they are looking to gain skills for independent living at home, want to pursue a hobby or find employment.

We are continuing to develop our services through new partnerships with you. Talk to us today about your commissioning needs or to find out more.

Frequently asked questions

We have a proven track record of working with people drawing on our service. We deliver high-quality specialist care tailored to support those living with a range of conditions, including:

Acquired spinal cord injury
Acquired brain injury
Cerebral Palsy
Complex and distressed behaviours
– Downs syndrome
Huntington’s disease
Learning disabilities
Mental health
Motor Neurone disease
Multiple Sclerosis

All support is tailored to each individual based on their needs and preferences. On moving into one of our supported living services you will receive a bespoke care plan unique to you and your needs, preferences and personal goals.

Our supported living services are designed to assist people living with a wide range of conditions, including learning disabilities and autism. It is our top priority to give you or your loved one the tools they need to live as independently as possible. Here are some of the ways that our supported living services support those who draw on our services:

– Daily Living Skills: Living independently in a home of your own can be challenging. That’s why our team supports you with personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and shopping through one-to-one home skills sessions.

– Social Interaction: Our supported living services help to create a strong sense of community amongst our residents. On moving in you will meet others in a similar position with whom you can interact with each day and build close relationships.

This is really important for those with experiences social exclusion or bullying in the past. Our safe and supportive living environments help each person to feel accepted and valued; having a positive effect on self-esteem and confidence.

-Specialist support: Our supported living accommodation offers specialist services tailored to each individual. This includes help with personal care and medication management as well as more bespoke support such as speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, mobility training and wellbeing and pastoral care.

– Education and Employment: If gaining a qualification and/or getting a job are on your to-do-list, we can help. Our supported living services can assist with accessing educational opportunities and employment, including help with applications, interviews, and managing work responsibilities.

This is just a few examples of the type of support we provide. The exact nature and level of support will vary depending on each individual’s specific needs, abilities and goals. To find out more, talk to our team today. They will listen and offer advice as to whether supported living is the right option for you or your loved one.

Supported living provides a safe and secure environment for those drawing on our services to live independently in their own purpose built home.

On moving into a supported living service, you or your loved one is assisted in developing vital skills for independent living through skills workshops and one-to-one assistance. These can be delivered in your own home, or as part of a wider community group.

Unlike home care models, supported living gives each person their own space, equipping them with the tools they need to gain independence and pursue personal goals. Whether it’s getting a job, gaining a qualification or enjoying trips out, our supported living services can support those we support do just that.

Across England, our supported living schemes are giving people a safe and supportive environment to build their independence. In our communal living environments, individuals who may often find it difficult to make friends or socialise are supported to interact with others and build close relationships.

Arranging support for yourself or a loved one through supported living is commonly done through your local authority. Here are the key steps to arranging support.

1. Assessment: The first step is to contact your local council to request a needs assessment. This assessment will determine what type of help is required. The local authority’s social services department will be able to guide you through this process.

2. Creating a Care Plan: If the assessment identifies that you or a loved one’s needs are eligible, a care and support plan will be created. This plan outlines the types of support is required, how it will be provided, and who will provide it.

3. Choosing a Provider: The council may provide the support services or there may be a choice of provider from a list of approved organisations. The choice of provider can depend on factors such as the specific needs involved, the services offered by the provider, and the location of the supported living accommodation.

4. Funding: Depending on you or a loved one’s financial situation, funding may be available to help cover the cost of supported living. This could include direct payments, which allow those drawing on care (or a person acting on their behalf) to pay for their own care and support. The council will carry out a financial assessment to determine what contributions, if any, are needed towards care.

5. Review: Once the support is in place, it should be reviewed regularly to ensure it continues to meet the needs of each person drawing on support. It is also possible to request a reassessment if the needs of you or a loved one changes.

The exact process can vary depending on the local authority and specific needs of each individual. It’s always a good idea to contact the local authority or a local advice service for more information.

We do provide private outreach services for those not seeking support through their local authority.

If living independently in your own home is part of your visions for the future, then supported living is the ideal service for you. By living in your own accommodation with support from an expert team on hand when you need it, you can take time developing those vital skills for independent living and pursue your aims, such as attending university, getting a job, or making new friends.

Our supported living services in Dorset are designed to support individuals with a range of conditions, especially when these present in a complex way. This could be a learning disability, physical disability or autistic spectrum condition.

Supported living is all about giving you choice and control over your care. This begins with having your own tenancy and a tailored support plan that works towards your goals. Whether you need support gaining the skills for independent living, personal care, communication, or access to education, training and work opportunities, your care workers are there to help.

Supported living is designed for people who require support to live independently in their own home. This could include personal care, medication management, language therapy or support accessing education, training and work experience opportunities. People are encouraged to develop essential skills for independent living while being able to live in the community.

We also provide around the clock care and support and specialist care. We also provide shared accomodation whereby people have own rooms in shared houses. The difference is that they get their own tenacy and own property and we as the care and support providor go into their homes in the commuity, rather than people having to move into a residental care home.

Agincare Enable is one of the leading supported living providers for people aged 18 or over where complex conditions are involved. We provide support for people with a range of needs, including physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and downs syndrome.

As part of Agincare, we draw on over 35 years’ experience providing high-quality care and support across a range of services including home care, live-in care and care and nursing homes. We have strong relationships with local authorities, commissioning groups and housing providers and are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Supported living used to be thought of as primarily for more able people and those who wish to live alone. Whilst both those groups of people can certainly benefit from supported living, so can people with more complex needs, and those who prefer to live with housemates. Both supported living and registered care can provide support 24/7 support if required; we support many people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex conditions in supported living environments.

We support people across the UK in their own homes, this can be made up of a shared accommodation/living areas or single person properties. The decision about whether someone lives alone or with housemates should be based on their assessed needs, personal wishes, compatibility and the opportunity to pool budgets to deliver shared support.

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