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We help people to lead more fulfilling, independent lives by providing extraordinary support for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries or mental health needs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Support as unique as you are

Our purpose at Lifeways is to improve lives - it’s as simple as that. We help almost 5,000 people all across the UK to live with independence in their local community. We support people to discover new hobbies, activities and friendships, spending quality time with like-minded people. And, we pride ourselves on helping each and every one of the people we support to find the confidence and self-belief they need to follow their personal goals and dreams.

How do we achieve this? By offering a truly personalised approach in everything that we do. Our support is always tailored around each person’s likes, dislikes and ambitions. And we build support plans in partnership with each person’s family and support networks, keeping everyone involved and informed, because we know how important it is for the people we support to stay connected with the people they care about most.

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Watch: Beattie's story

Watch: Beattie's story

Beattie knew she wanted her independence and was ready to move out of the family home and into a more independent living environment, something she found with Lifeways at St Thomas House in North Walsham.

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Watch: Ross’s story

Watch: Ross’s story

Ross moved to Lifeways after his parents realised it might be time to look at alternative care options once they reached their seventies.

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Watch: Melody's story

Watch: Melody's story

Melody, who moved to SIL from a hospital setting, talks about her love for her flat and the support she receives that has allowed her to pursue her creativity and find a new sense of independence and security.

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Careers with our trusted local teams

Our people make all the difference. That’s why we invest in their ongoing training and development, providing rewarding and progressive careers to people across the UK. Despite being the country’s largest provider of supported living, every one of our locations is run by trusted teams, meaning you'll experience a true sense of togetherness and feeling of family.

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What's happening at Lifeways

Read all about the latest updates, inspirational stories, upcoming events and announcements taking place across Lifeways, our services and the support we provide.

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15th February 2024

Lifeways Shortlisted in Three Categories for the HealthInvestor Awards!

We’re absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted in three categories for the 2024 HealthInvestor Awards!

The three categories we’re finalists in are:

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11th January 2024

Our Scopwick, Lincolnshire residential service, The Croft, receives fresh new CQC rating!

The Croft, a Lifeways residential service at Heath Farm in Scopwick, Lincolnshire, has received a new rating from England’s health and social regulator.

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9th January 2024

Lifeways joins Social Care Future, a movement for positive change in social care

Lifeways has joined the Social Care Future movement, an initiative that aims to bring about positive change in social care.

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4th January 2024

Wish you were here? Dan takes a trip to Lanzarote

It was a birthday trip to remember for Dan when he went on holiday to Lanzarote for the first time.

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22nd December 2023

Lifeways featured in LaingBuisson News: Rolling out workforce management technology from Deputy

Lifeways has been featured in LaingBuisson News after its announcement that it was rolling out Deputy, a workforce management  technology that will see support workers use a mobile app to manage their shifts

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14th December 2023

To streamline its rostering, Lifeways partners with rota software provider Deputy

We are very excited to announce that Lifeways has partnered with staff rota software provider Deputy!

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11th December 2023

Lifeways shares its transformation journey with managers across the country!

From October to December 2023, Lifeways brought together Area Managers, Registered Managers, Service Managers, and Heads of function from across its services for a series of regional Lifeways Connected events.

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5th December 2023

Transforming our supported living services: Our refurbishment of Alexandra Park, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea!

Lifeways has carried out an extensive refurbishment at our supported living service in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland – marking the first of such projects in a plan to transform supported living services across the

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17th November 2023

Support workers Louise, Joanne, and Sheila at our Lancashire supported living service, Square Lane, win at the Great British Care Awards!

Three support workers at our Lancashire supported living service, Square Lane, are regional winners for the

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7th November 2023

Transforming Our Residential Properties: Our Kimbolton Residential Service, Bedford

Late last month, we outlined the transformation of our residential properties across the country.

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For commissioners and professionals

As a commissioner or care professional you can refer to Lifeways with confidence. Every one of our support workers are working towards or have achieved the Care Certificate qualification, and more than 88% of our supported living locations are rated good or outstanding by the CQC. That puts us well above average in our sector.

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"I am so pleased and immensely relieved to see my clients out of a nursing home and into supported living. Already they are much happier and going out every day. This will transform their lives for the better."

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