Supported housing for people with learning disabilities and autism

Supported housing may suit you if you have a learning disability or autism and you want to live independently with someone around to help you when you need it.

 

To access supported housing contact Community Health and Social Care Direct or speak to your social worker. Financial arrangements are made through an Individual Service Fund.

 

This is the range of supported housing in Newcastle:

Community Clusters

Supported Living

Concierge schemes

 

Community Clusters

If you need lots of support during the day and night you could live in your own bungalow.  Care staff will help you with 24 hour care, planning and making decisions. 

The Community Clusters of bungalows share a courtyard.  They are in Kenton, Denton, Byker, Walkergate and Newburn.

There are also community clusters where the bungalows are a short walk from each other.  Care staff will help you day and night.

 

Supported Living

Supported living services are available if you find it difficult to cope on your own at home.  You have your own tenancy and live with 2 to 4 other people. 

Along with your housing you receive personal care and support through the day and overnight.

Allendale Court is supported housing where you can live for up to 2 years. Staff support you 24 hours a day to develop the skills and confidence you need to live more independently. During this time you are prepared to move into other supported housing. Your Homes Newcastle manage the building and provide housing related support to tenants. It has:

  • 3 large apartments with en suite bedrooms
  • communal areas 
  • a self-contained flat to develop independent living skills 

 

Concierge schemes

Concierge schemes support you to live in your own apartment. These schemes are in Fawdon, Kenton, Elswick, Benwell, Shieldfield, and Walkergate. Your support can be arranged through direct payments or the council can organise this for you. They provide:

  • on call service
  • your own package of support during the day
  • shared night time support
  • housing and welfare support
  • day activities

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