Many people with epilepsy have the potential to achieve their independence, but still need support every day. Supported living provides people with tailored support to achieve their goals. It’s suitable for people who have the capacity, with support to be responsible for a tenancy, and their own accommodation, but who need support, often to quite intense levels, in everyday life. For people without capacity to sign a tenancy, parents or advocates can apply for deputyships to sign on their behalf.
Our supported living services give service users as much independence as possible in a safe environment. They help individuals to gain or rediscover skills they need, whilst recognising that the intermittent nature of epilepsy means there may be bad days too. Many service users in supported living have very complex and challenging epilepsy and many seizures. We offer highly trained staff who provide extremely specialised care.
Providing excellent supported living can be challenging and people can arrive with low confidence. We help them to re-establish their aims and to rebuild their confidence. Service users have access to our first class medical teams and, dependent on the agreed funding in their support package, our therapy teams.
Our staff are highly trained in the care and management of epilepsy, but equally importantly they have the experience and patience to help our service users to reach their goals. Support is provided around the clock, with staff awake through the night too. Experience demonstrates that service users thrive when working with the same staff so we provide consistent staff teams wherever possible.
Independence Homes has a number of supported living services. Service users have a tenancy and pay rent to their landlord. Staff will support service users to access the correct benefits and to pay their bills. The care we provide is specifically tailored to suit each service user and everyone has an individual support programme.
We recognise that every person is an individual with their own needs. We ensure that a thorough assessment is completed and we aim to match the person with people who have similar needs within our services and we fit the care package around them and their needs. We recognise the importance of appropriate peer groups. All our services are slightly different and based upon the needs of the individuals who live there.
"Since I moved to Liberty Court I do much more than I did before, I have lots of friends, and I am happy."