Types of support
We'll support you in your own home, whether you share with others or live on your own. We'll work with you and your family to design your support, so that it suits how you choose to live your life. Some people have support 24 hours a day, other people only have a few hours each week. However much support you have, our aim is to enable you to live as independently as possible. In Oxford, we also provide supported living with nursing care.
Flexible support is delivered in or from your home. Support can range from a few hours a week, through to a varied package of support which is delivered every day. It can also include telephone support. Flexible support gives you the opportunity to plan exactly when, where, and how your support is required to help you meet your own goals and needs.
Accommodation with support
All of our homes are unique, just as everyone living in them is unique. They are shared homes, adapted to meet both the needs and preferences of the people who live there. Our support staff provide individual, person-centred support, enabling you to make your own choices and do the things you want to. Some of our homes also provide nursing care for people who have complex health needs.
Day services provide a range of leisure and learning opportunities aimed at helping you gain skills, build relationships, and support your wellbeing. There are many types of activities available for both groups and individuals, depending on the area where you live. These range from sensory-based sessions through to cooking, gardening, and dancing.
Children and families
We work alongside families and children so that you can choose your own staff, and design support that fits around your family. We support children in their family homes and assist them to make full use of facilities in their own communities. Depending on the child’s assessed need, we can provide a range of support, from a few hours a week to a full wraparound service. We also provide training for family members, as well as signposting you to other support networks.
We aim to support your independence at this key point in your life. We aim to make sure that you and your family are afforded as many options as possible when planning your support so you can live your life in the way you choose. This support might be provided in your family home, in accommodation that you live in by yourself or share with others, or at one of our social enterprises.
For more information, please take a look at our presentation on the SEND Transitions Fair website.
Our enterprises are based within the community and provide the chance for you to develop skills through day opportunities, vocational training, and paid employment. They are based in a range of settings, from a working farm through to potteries that produce beautiful ceramics. You can find out more about them, and watch some short films, on our enterprises page.
We have a number of short break services offering both planned and emergency support for children and adults. Short breaks are structured around the needs and choices of each individual and provide families and carers with an invaluable break.
We offer a number of different types of employment projects, from supported employment opportunities within our enterprises, through to partnership projects like GEM in Gloucestershire. The aim of all of these is to overcome the barriers people may experience in finding a job, at the same time as enabling you to gain new skills and confidence.