Living with a learning disability should never mean living without choice. So with Lifeways, everything we do is driven by you and your circle of support. We pride ourselves on creating tailored plans that evolve with your needs and enhance your quality of life.
Learning Disability support that’s tailored to each individual
Like everything with Lifeways, our approach puts the individual at the heart of all that we do. It means we listen, we learn, and we build a relationship alongside building a support plan that’s unique to each person.
We’ve been supporting people living with learning disabilities for more than 25 years. So, we understand that the challenges people face can vary, ranging from mild symptoms through to more severe and challenging traits.
That’s why our support varies too, with the flexibility that allows us to adapt our approach to each individual, to help them live their best life - regardless of their needs.
“I realised I needed to move on and out of my parent’s house. I like the fact that I can get out on my own and be more independent.”
Person supported by Lifeways
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability is a neurological condition that affects the brain’s ability to send, receive and process information. This means that people with a learning disability may find it harder when it comes to daily life skills like reading, writing and caring for themselves. Everyone’s learning disabilities are unique. There are different types and severities of learning disabilities, which means that everyone will experience slightly different challenges.
To find out more about what a learning disability is and how it can affect a person’s daily life, read our guide on supported living for people with a learning disability.
Supported living for people with learning disabilities
We offer a range of different support for people living with learning disabilities that are designed to meet individual needs. This might help with maintaining independence or providing encouragement to achieve a particular goal. The level of support we provide is completely flexible - whether it's just a few hours a week or 24-7, we adapt our plan for each person.
To find out more information, please take a look at our guide on supported living for people living with a learning disability.
One of our options of support is supported living for adults with learning disabilities, where our team supports people to live safely and comfortably in their own homes. In this setting, we work closely with housing associations, private landlords and local agencies to offer community-based support which could include a flat scheme or shared property.
There’s plenty of choice and flexibility within our locations too. Our supported living apartments provide stylish and purpose-built surroundings that ensure people with learning disabilities can live with independence in their own home.
To learn more about the process of getting support for someone with a learning disability, then please read our blog.
Residential Care for Learning Disabilities
For those with more complex support needs, our residential care provides an environment where people can live with the reassurance of one-to-one care in a community setting. Our residential homes give people with learning disabilities the opportunity to live together and receive 24-7 support from our highly trained and dedicated teams.
All of our homes are located in the heart of local communities with excellent transport links, and so provide the perfect setting to enjoy exploring new places, meeting up with family and friends and getting involved in new hobbies and interests. We have many different residential care facilities all over the UK, use our location finder to find specialist learning disability support near you.
Whatever the situation, we’ll always work seamlessly with individuals and their families, as well as landlords and local agencies. The result? Totally tailored, community-based support that improves lives.
If you are not sure if supported living or residential care is the best option for your loved one, then read our blog on the differences between supported living and residential care.
"New communication methods have given Simon the confidence to manage everyday tasks that were previously overshadowed by anxiety."
Support worker at Lifeways