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Supported tenancies (learning disabilities)

What is available?

Supported tenancies cover a range of accommodation and adapted properties set up to enable people with learning disabilities to live in their own home.

These are usually shared by a small group of tenants with staff, based in the home, providing support with day to day living, from a few hours a day, up to 24 hours a day.

Help and support is also offered for setting up and maintaining a home, managing finances, claiming benefits and developing domestic and life skills.

Who can live there?

Supported tenancies are available for people over the age of 18 who have a learning  disability.

In order to work out whether a place in a supported tenancy would best meet your needs, we do need to carry out an assessment.

After the assessment we will identify and agree your needs with you and discuss the help and support available to meet them, according to the seriousness of your situation.

How much does it cost?

Everyone who stays in sheltered accommodation  will have to cover the cost day to day living such as  food, electricity, and gas. Those who are not on income support would also have to pay rent for the accommodation.

In addition to this there will be some cost for the care services provided. However, the actual amount you pay will depend on the services you receive.

Can I get help with the cost?

It is possible. We will help you fill out a financial assessment form to see if you qualify for financial help. To get a rough idea of costs you can carry out a quick, confidential financial self assessment, online.

We may provide or arrange services for you but there are other ways of getting the support you need. You can choose to have a Personal Budget and use the money that you receive from us to arrange your own support.

Please contact the Connect and Direct team for more information.

When you contact us we'll discuss your situation over the phone, check that we've got all our facts straight and then follow this up with a visit to your home to talk about your personal situation and to discuss what help is available.

This page was last updated on: 27/01/2017

This page was last updated on: 27/01/2017