Our housing

We offer a range of housing with support, designed to meet people’s individual needs and naturally encourage independence.

Our services provide care and support in communal settings: from shared houses, to larger purpose-built apartment buildings where people have their own flats with access to communal facilities.

Our properties are all located in residential areas, close to local amenities, leisure facilities and employment opportunities. Whatever the set-up, we provide a safe and homely environment, where personalised support is delivered to help people live as independently as possible. 

Through elements of communal living, residents make new friendships, develop social skills and can get involved in group sessions such as cooking, gardening and film nights. 

We provide the following supported housing options:

  • Supported housing
  • Supported housing with care
  • Residential and nursing homes

Exterior image of one of our services

An example of a bedroom in one of our supported housing services.

Supported housing

Residents in supported housing have their own tenancy agreements and rent their own home, while receiving support to build the confidence and skills needed to live independently. Individuals are responsible for their own bills and cost of living, which is usually paid for by the benefits they receive and can be topped up by earnings from any employment. Typically, people are ready to live independently or move on to alternative supported housing  from between six months to two years.

Some of our supported housing services provide support with housing management only.  This means residents receive only a few hours of support a week (depending on need) to maintain their tenancy. Support may include how to manage antisocial behaviour or budgeting and managing rent and bills.

Supported housing with care

These services are similar to supported housing services but the support we deliver is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so we can provide personal care. These services are for people with people with medium or higher level support needs, who have their own tenancy.

Some people may develop skills so that they can move into supported housing or may move into these services after receiving residential care.

A communal lounge in one of our services.

An example of a communal lounge and dining area in one of our residential homes.

Residential homes

Residential care or nursing homes are a long-term care option for people with disabilities (learning or physical) or mental health needs, who are unable to maintain their own tenancy. Residents are encouraged to live as independently as possible but will receive high levels of care and support from staff who are onsite 24 hours a day. 

With support from staff or technology we’ve provided, many residents can now carry out day-to-day tasks they never thought possible on their own and lead fulfilling lives with an active social life. It’s also possible for some people to move out of residential care and into supported housing services with care as their skills and independence improve.

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Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities. Images used on our website and literature may be representative and are for illustration purposes only.

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