Supported Living

With Sense Supported Living, you’ll have your own home to be proud of whilst also getting the care that you need.

Sense Supported Living is for people who need some help with day-to-day life, but want to have their own home. 

In this accommodation service, you’re the tenant. You can choose whether you live with others or by yourself, and decide how much care you need. You might want a support worker to stay with you all day, or you might only want them to help you with specific tasks.

What is Supported Living?

Supported Living is for people who don’t want to live in full time Sense Residential Care, but need some extra support. 

In Sense Supported Living accommodation, you might share with other like-minded housemates, or have your own place. You’ll be a tenant, with responsibilities for things like paying the bills. But you’ll have as much help as you need from our support workers.

Who can access this support?

If you’re deafblind or have complex disabilities, we can help you with Sense Supported Living.

This could mean that you have two or more of the following:

  • Sensory impairment
  • Learning disability
  • Physical disability
  • Autism

This isn’t an exhaustive list. Not sure if this is right for you or your loved one? Speak to a member of our team to find out more about who we support.

Watch a short film about Lin, one of our Supported Living tenants

Our standard of care

All of Sense’s residential homes for disabled adults are registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). You can see our CQC ratings here.

We also have our own set of standards – the Sense Quality Framework and the Sense Outcomes Framework – to measure how well we’re supporting you. 

Want to know more? Reach out to our team.

Why choose Sense Supported Living?

  • Create a home of your own to be proud of.
  • Get as much support as you need each day.
  • You’ll have access to the support you need to communicate.
  • Shape your routine around your likes, dislikes, goals and dreams.
  • Our arts, sports and wellbeing activities will keep you busy.
  • Spend time with like-minded housemates and friends.

Frequently asked questions about Sense Supported Living

What’s the difference between Supported Living and Residential Care?

Residential Care homes are group homes, where you’ll get 24-hour care. Supported Living is better suited for people who want to live a bit more independently. You’ll be a tenant of your house or flat, with responsibilities. But you’ll still get support from care staff.

Find out more about Sense Residential Care.

Who pays for this service?

Your local council might pay towards the cost of your supported living if you have less than £23,250 in savings and assets. Exactly how much they’ll pay depends on your specific situation. Find out more about funding on the NHS website. 

If you have any questions at all about finances and Sense Supported Living, speak to one of our team.

How many hours of care will I get in Supported Living?

We assess every Sense Supported Living resident based on their particular needs and strengths. This means that you could have support 24 hours a day if that’s right for you. But, if you’d prefer to only have a visit from a support worker when you’re doing specific tasks, that’s possible too. Everyone’s care is as unique as they are. 

Is my disabled son/daughter/relative eligible?

Our residents all around the UK have a huge range of complex disabilities. If you’re not sure if your loved one is eligible for support from us, please get in touch with our team. We’d be happy to chat to you!

Get in touch

Speak to our team to find out more about supported living for adults with complex disabilities.