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South Kirklees DCA – Supported Living Services (Learning Disabilities)

Supporting clients with a learning disability to maintain their own tenancy.

Service Description

This service comprises of 2 supported living houses in Huddersfield.

Woodside Lane in Fixby sits at the top of a quiet hill. It has a large patio and garden, and has 3 good sized bedrooms for people with a learning disability. The house is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Colders Lane is a large bungalow in Meltham, with good sized gardens and is accessible throughout. It has 3 bedrooms for people with a learning disability. The house is also staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Aims and Objectives of the Service

The staff team help clients to develop and maintain independence, by enabling them to develop daily living skills, empowering them to make decisions about how their own support is provided, and by encouraging them to access and achieve their goals.

The service supports clients to take part in client meetings on a regular basis, to discuss service specifics, the home environment, activities and events.

The team support clients in a wide range of activities including arts, crafts and games, and also with jobs, college, and other day services that are available. South Kirklees Supported Living service support and encourage clients to enjoy social activities out in the community.

The team promotes:

  • Dignity, Independence, Choice and Inclusion for all.
  • Person Centred approaches.
  • Support with all aspects of life and daily living skills.
  • Empowerment and choice over how your support is provided.
  • Assessments of your needs are continually evaluated to ensure the effectiveness of agreed approaches.

What does the Service offer?

Both homes offer a warm, friendly enviroment with staff 24 hours a day – sometimes 2 or 3 staff depending on the clients’ needs.

Staff teams provide support with: personal care, health and nutrition, finances, leisure, accessing the community, medication, finding work or education and support to achieve all clients’ personal goals.

Who should be referred to this service?

Any person with a learning disability who requires support and would like to maintain their own tenancy. The package of support depends on the individual’s need. Some tenancies require 24 hour support, whilst other people require a minimal number of hours per day.

Who can refer?

Anyone.

Contact Details

Registered Manager: Tara Johnson

Email: tara.johnson@st-annes.org.uk