Independent Supported Living

Recognised as a beacon of good practice, our small group, independent supported living model of care is unique for people with dementia.

"When talking with people who… lived in the supported living house we visited, we were impressed by the positive and sensitive interactions between people and staff members... Several people commented on the ‘family’ feel to the service."
Extract from CQC Inspection Report (31 July, 2015)

Supporting you to remain independent

Our model of dementia care provides homes where four or five people live together within a ‘family’ atmosphere, supported by our highly trained and dedicated staff in a safe and secure environment.

Photograph of independent supported living bungalows

People in our care are supported to remain independent for as long as possible. In this way, we can help people to retain the ability to dress, wash, cook, do housework, remain mobile and socially interact. This helps to slow down the progress of their dementia.

Our Independent Supported Living service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is rated as Good in all areas of service delivery and Outstanding for being a Well-led care provider.

Everyone is treated as an individual

The care we provide is person-centred and everyone is treated as an individual. Whilst everyone with dementia is different, we consistently find that for the people we care for in this way, their general health improves and hospital admissions due to falls or infections are avoided.

Our dedicated, trained staff are experienced and able to recognise deterioration, behaviour trigger points and support people with advanced dementia. Most importantly, the vast majority of those living in our supported housing remain with us for life, without the need to move into a care home.

Whilst you have your own private bedroom where you can keep your bedroom furniture and mementos, we also encourage social interaction. You can eat in a dining room with other residents, cook meals in a kitchen and sit in the lounge or conservatory. In this way, our tenants make close friends with other tenants and our staff. Friends and family can visit at any time. Residents from other houses often socialise with each other, for quiz nights, meals and parties. However, some people prefer their own company, and that’s fine as well.

Contact Us

We currently provide our Independent Supported Living in Newcastle upon Tyne.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Barnett
0191 217 3314
Enquires →

Choose from the following services:

  • Independent Supported Living

    Our unique, small group specialist accommodation in a domestic house – the positive alternative to residential care

  • Home Support

    Helping you to continue to live at home and remain independent

  • Day Centres

    Our specialist centres in Newcastle and Hexham, offering fun and therapeutic activities and a break for carers

  • Residential Respite Care

    A home from home, with expert care in a dementia-specialist respite centre in Newcastle

  • Advice and Information

    Need advice on how to support someone with dementia? We have over 20 years’ expertise and offer free advice for people with dementia and their carers