Manu Integrity Services

Supported Living for young people

Our focus is on assisting adolescent and vulnerable adults over the age of 16 years old.

What is Supported Living for young people all about?

Supported living for young people refers to a form of accommodation and assistance designed to help young individuals with mental or physical disabilities transition into independent living. This may involve providing them with access to appropriate care services, support staff, and the necessary resources to help them develop life skills and cope with their unique challenges.

As young people with disabilities reach the age of transition, supported living can provide them with a safe and empowering living environment that enables them to gain independence and autonomy. With the support of trained staff, they can aspire to a fulfilling life and can receive help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as cooking, cleaning, and taking care of their personal hygiene.

Under the model of supported living, young people with disabilities reside in their own private apartments, houses, or shared accommodations, depending on their preference. This setting ensures that young individuals can enjoy the freedom and privacy they need, empowering them to lead the life they want while addressing their specific care needs.

The goal of Supported Living

One of the strengths of supported living is that it provides young people with disabilities opportunities to build social skills and establish relationships with peers. Living in their own space, they can invite friends and family members over, maintaining the lifestyle they desire without having to worry about institutional living or group homes.

Supported living for young people has also proven to reduce the institutionalisation of individuals with disabilities and promote their inclusion in society. With accommodations and support available to them, they can participate in regular activities and events, explore new hobbies, and find meaning in a life beyond their disability.

Here are five ways in which Supported Living for young people can help:

Assisted Learning: Young people who need additional support with their education or skills development can benefit by residing in Supported Living. The supportive environment encourages learning and growth, with professionals present to identify individual learning needs and tailor education and training programs accordingly.

Life Skills: Supported Living also helps young people learn vital life skills in an environment that is stable and supportive. This can include learning to cook, clean, manage finances, and maintain healthy relationships with others. Such skills can be essential in forming lasting, meaningful relationships in adulthood.

Improved Mental Health: Young people can receive support with their mental health in supported living, with professionals available to provide counselling, support and care. This can help with diagnosing conditions such as anxiety and depression in early stages.

Increased Independence: Supported Living helps young people gain independence, slowly easing them into full adult life by providing them with the freedom to make decisions while still being supportive through necessary transitions. This can help them build stability of character and lead a more confident life.

Sense of Community: Supported Living helps young people form a community of peers who may be similar in age and share similar experiences. This can help them build social connections, share experiences, thoughts, and ideas, which can lead to lifelong friendships.

Supported Living

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Our team of professionals is ready to assist you with any questions you may have.

Our approach to support

Our supported living service ensures that the individual has a discharge plan in to the community when he or she is admitted.

A qualified team of practitioners supports each individual supported here, maintaining therapeutic relationships and ensuring continuity of care.

In order to maintain and develop functional skills, social inclusion, and independence, Manu Intergrty staff will provide a recovery focused service.

Choose from carers who best match your lifestyle.

As soon as we understand your care needs, we will present you with several bespoke options that fit your needs and leave the decision up to you.

Within 24 hours, meet your carer and begin your care!

Our goal is to have your care set up and running within 24 hours, so you can receive the assistance you need immediately.