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Pathway to having and maintaining my own place

We want to give people greater flexibility, independence, choice and control over the support they receive, to continue to lead full and active lives, contributing to their community and working if possible.

We know that people are increasingly choosing to meet their care and support needs in a variety of different ways.

Support at home and in the community

We provide a wide range of services to help adults of any age with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

Everyone is entitled to an assessment of their needs, where we will discuss with you the outcomes you wish to achieve and explore how these may be met.

Our community directory Well Aware provides a wide range of information about the support available in the region:

Further information on housing and independent living is available on Well Aware

Trained Well Aware staff can help you find the support you need. Call free by phone on 0808 808 5252 or write to Information Services at The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2QQ.

Preparing for Adulthood

A PFA Housing and Support booklet to help people with Learning Disabilities find a housing choice right for them. This booklet is designed to provide information that will support a discussion with someone with learning disabilities who is thinking about moving into their own home.

Learning Disability England

Learning Disability England offer an advice service for Learning Disability England Organisational Members on everything to do with housing, support and rights.

Your Place Video

Your Place video. In it, six people with a learning disability talk about where they live. The video is mainly about independent living – people living in ordinary places. But two people live in a group home.

Down’ Syndrome Association & Supported Living

Information and advice from the Down’s Syndrome Association on making supported living work for people with Down’s Syndrome aimed for professionals but contains some useful information.

Blackhorse House supported living scheme

Blackhorse House supported living scheme is a supportive move-on scheme for up to 6 young adults with learning difficulties in Downend, South Gloucestershire. The aim of the scheme is to prepare people during a 12 month period to then move on to more independent living. More information can be found in our Blackhorse House leaflet.

Blackhorse House Open Day

Other resources

We have made a list of useful video resources for service users and their families and carers.

Personal budgets and direct payments are about offering people choice and control in how they are supported to meet their outcomes and needs following an assessment from the council.

HomeChoice is the name of the Council’s housing options service. We aim to set out what your options are in deciding where you can live. The services offered include applying and bidding for social housing if you are eligible and free and impartial advice regarding your housing options, including for people in housing need and those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. South Gloucestershire HomeChoice.




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