Supported Living

Supported Living

AS, supported living quote 2017 - 'living here has changed my life'
Written feedback from Alison, 2016.

At Aim Up, we believe that everyone has a right to lead an independent life. Our range of supported living properties provide you with the opportunity to develop and improve living skills, meet new people and lead a more independent life within the community. Our friendly staff team will support you to with the development of living skills, daily activities and community inclusion, medication /health care needs, budgeting and personal care.

All of our supported living properties are situated in either Cheltenham or Gloucester, and close to an abundance of local amenities. 

Many are on fantastic bus routes making it easy for you to visit the shops, go out for a meal and much more. The majority of our properties have shared living spaces and kitchens, where you can catch up with friends and relax. However, some of our properties, are designed for an individual who has some independent living skills who prefer to live by themselves. All of our properties have private, enclosed gardens for you to enjoy. To help make your house your home, you are welcome to decorate and furnish your rooms as you like and if your family and friends want to visit you, they can.

What Care and Support services are offered?

A wide range of activities can be provided including:

  • Support to engage with the community and access activities, day trips and holidays
  • Personal Care
  • Support with meal preparation
  • Assistance with laundry and shopping
  • Support with morning and evening routines
  • Assistance with domestic cleaning
  • Support with medication and other Health Care needs
  • Transition
  • Budgeting

Who do we support?

We support adults living with,  but not limited to

  • A learning disability
  • A physical disability
  • Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Complex needs
  • Behaviours that challenge
  • Sensory Loss
  • Mental health issues

We have a range of supported living properties,  to ensure that we are offering the most comprehensive choices available, please take a look at our properties below:

WCH Supported Living
Well Close House
Bungalow Supported Living
The Bungalow
Waker Supported Living
Waker
VC Supported Living
Bradbury Apartments - Vincent Court
Ermin Supported Living
Ermin
Highbank Supported Living
Highbank

Read Lucy's Story - A parent's perspective on our Supported Living Service...

“We can’t believe it’s been a year since our daughter moved out of home and into supported living,. The decision for Lucy to move out of home at 18 is one of the hardest we have ever made. We knew something had to change as things had become increasingly difficult over the last few years, juggling the needs of Lucy along with her younger siblings.

It sounds mean, but we lived for the one weekend a month when she would go to a family link carer for two nights and anything we wanted to do as a family had to be the weekend. It was hard to imagine lucy living away from us and anybody else being able to look after her the same way as we do. She is our daughter after all! However, staff at St Vincent’s and St Georges made us feel confident and comfortable as soon as we met them.

It wasn’t all plain sailing, but with support and good communication, Lucy has now settled in very well and has good relationships with staff and her other two-house mates. Any concerns we have had have been taken seriously by staff and we are always made to feel welcome. As far as our lives are concerned things really have changed. Were now able to give our attention to Lucys two younger brothers when needed and the strain of the daily routine is no longer a weight on our shoulders. We see lucy regularly and generally her behaviour is so much better for us than it ever was. This has led to us feeling less stressed and improving our relationship with lucy. We enjoy trips out together and we know that lucy is always happy to go ‘home; (she now says ‘home’ and ‘mummy and daddy’s house’) it is still sometimes heart-breaking when she stands at her bedroom window and waves goodbye to us when we leave her, but we are now sure this was absolutely the right move for us all.”

Lucy's Mum, 2018

To find out more about how we can support you and your family through supported living, please contact our Home Care and Support Team:

Emailenquiries@aimup.co.uk 
Phone – 01242 515035 

To find our CQC rating, please click here