Our support offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a renewed focus on recovery that we believe every person living with complex mental health needs deserves.
We believe there are still too many people in hospitals or other institutional care settings, who with the right support and structure, could thrive in community settings.
SIL provides specialist support and recovery services for people with mental health needs, with a focus on those with 'complex' presentations, supporting them to transition from such institutional environments into their own tenancy in the community. We see our support for this early or timely transition as providing the missing link in the mental health pathway.
Challenging the over-reliance on institutional care
Our vision - We see our services as the driver for partnerships and innovation that can help to challenge the over-reliance on institutional care for people with complex mental health needs, creating the opportunity for individuals to live their best possible lives out in their local communities.
Our mission - We look to support and sustain the earliest possible transition of people with mental health needs from institutional living environments into their own tenancy, creating a safe, supportive environment that’s as close to ‘home’ as possible.
We work to form partnerships with commissioning authorities to develop alternative pathways that inspire the hope and belief in each person to take control of their lives.
Ratings and regulations
SIL is part of the Lifeways Group, who is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW). All of these regulatory bodies provide us with guidance in the form of standards, with all reflecting the need to involve people in decision-making.
The Lifeways Group, including SIL, meets industry standards and recommended ‘best practice’ from the regulatory bodies (CQC, CCS, CSSIW) and others (including the NDT, Paradigm, In Control, Supporting People and REACH).