Supported Living


  • Placement Type: Supported living flats
  • Number of Flats: 1 two bedded & 2 three bedded
  • Clients: Younger adults with a learning disability
  • Support available: As required up to 24hr cover

Statement of purpose 

Supported Living

Supported living is a combination of housing and support services agreed through a three-way relationship involving the service user, the Local Funding Authority and the Service Provider. The service user will have the right to occupy their own tenancy and to have exclusive access to all or part of that tenancy. In a shared house this would normally mean exclusive access to their own bedroom for which they would have a key and shared access to communal areas, such as kitchens.

‘Support to live an Ordinary life’

The Service Provider will be contracted to provide the support on behalf of the Local Authority or directly by the individual service user. The service user will be at the centre of the planning and development of their own support services. The actual support received will have the aim of supporting the individual to maintain and develop maximum levels of independence within their home and the wider community. Comprehensive reviews will take place as described in this Specification.

Hermosa Lodge is the groups supported living provides comfortable and accessible accommodation for young adults with learning difficulties who are looking to live in an independent setting but with support when needed. Located in the seaside town of Teignmouth Hermosa Lodge is a small group of flats close to Eldra Court which is a care home for adults with learning disabilities and from where the support services will be organised. There is 24hrs cover at Eldra.

Each resident will hold their own tenancy agreement and support will be provided through Phoenix although other options will be considered.

We aim to provide a structured approach to support and independency training, with an emphasis on accessing the local community. The majority of our service users display some degree of associated emotional and/or social difficulties. We provide our service users with a structured programme of care, vocational, social and independency training, with the object of building up and repairing damaged or under-developed self-images, and increasing their self-discipline, confidence and self-advocacy skills. Thus enabling them to make better decisions and have a greater control over the direction of their lives.