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Whether it’s an individual success story, a local event, or a national campaign, as the UK’s largest supported living specialist, there’s always something new happening in the world of Lifeways. This is where you can keep up-to-date with all our latest announcements - big or small.

Service Manager Rich Kenney
Company news
05 August 2021

‘I focus heavily on having the right people in the right positions,’ says Rich Kenney, a Lifeways residential service manager in Castleford, West Yorkshire

Rich Kenney’s had a successful career with Lifeways.

In 2006, he started a role as a support worker, and was soon promoted, becoming a registered manager in a new residential service in 2018 – the highest-level position at a service.

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James at Heron Court
04 August 2021

‘I can’t believe the difference:’ James moves into Heron Court, our Edinburgh supported living service

James, aged 19, was one of the first people to move into Heron Court, our brand-new supported living service in Leith, Edinburgh

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Joel at Savery Gardens
03 August 2021

‘It’s just perfect in every way’: How a mum found a place for her son, Joel, in our Tipton supported living service

What do you do when your grown-up child lives with multiple support needs, but you can’t secure a formal diagnosis or find the right support?

This was the struggle for Denise, and her son Joel, who’s now 23 years old.

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Living Ambitions Care Inspectorate Comments
Company news
02 August 2021

‘A positive experience:’ Lifeways and Living Ambitions’ Edinburgh services receive new rating from Scottish Care Inspectorate

Lifeways and Living Ambitions’ supported living services in Edinburgh have received praise from Scotland’s Care Inspectorate for leadership and support of people’

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jack sil lifeways group addiction schizophrenia paranoid story
28 July 2021

How Jack, who lives with schizophrenia, struggled with addiction – and how he’s ready to move on

Jack is 27. He’s spent half his adult life in secure settings.

“I’ve been struggling with addictions since the age of 15,” Jack recalls.

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‘I see support workers as role models,’ says Christina Collinson-Knapp, a Lifeways Scheme Manager for Tyne and Wear
26 July 2021

‘I see support workers as role models,’ says Christina Collinson-Knapp, a Lifeways Scheme Manager for Tyne and Wear

For Christina Collinson-Knapp, caring for others started when she was very young.

“I was a young carer when I was a teenager and cared for my mother when she was experiencing relapses with her own mental health,” recalls Christina.

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