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.
Support that changes lives
At Lifeways, our focus is you. So whether you’re looking for a new supported living apartment or one of our residential services, your unique needs and goals will always be our priority. That’s the reason we promise to listen first and foremost. So that we can begin to really understand you, truly tailor your support, and work together to build a life-changing partnership from your very first enquiry.
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.More for families
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Use our online tool to search for and register interest in available locations.
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.Read 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.Read 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.Read story
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.Find a job
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.See more news
Growing towards independence: Laura and Misti share their stories
Misti and Laura met at our SIL supported living service in Exeter, and became close friends.
Misti recently moved from our SIL supported living service in Exeter to her own place.
Phillipa joins the Emmerdale Village Tour team!
Philippa, who lives at one of our supported living services in Huddersfield, has landed her dream job and completed a college course, all with the help of her Lifeways team.
This Mental Health Awareness Week, let’s not forget people with severe mental ill-health
Richard Cunningham, Service Development Director at SIL, part of Lifeways
Listen: Richard Cunningham, SIL's Service Development Director, features on Lifeways' social care podcast
Richard Cunningham, SIL's Service Development Director, has appeared on Lifeways' social care podcast in a new episode entitled Ep7: Yes to supporting people with complex mental health needs.
‘They have helped to change my life’: Grace’s story living with SIL
Grace, who lives at Thorne House, our SIL supported living service in Yeovil, South Somerset, says she's thriving – and getting closer to her goal of living fully independently.
How Jack, who lives with schizophrenia, struggled with addiction – and how he’s ready to move on
Jack is 27. He’s spent half his adult life in secure settings.
“I’ve been struggling with addictions since the age of 15,” Jack recalls.
Mental Health Awareness Week: 3 ways nature can help you boost your mental health
By Richard Cunningham, Service Development Director at Supported Independent Living (SIL), which is part of Lifeways Group
Lockdown brings out community spirit
In 2017 Lifeways SIL won the contract to deliver mental health supported Living at Wigan Council’s new 26 flat scheme at Hardy Butts in Wigan.
How do outreach services work?
Outreach services are designed for people with complex needs who require flexible support – and so are ideal for those who would prefer to remain in their own home, but still need help with life skills or personal care.
Disability-friendly days out across England
Physical disabilities can affect people in a number of ways, and no two people have the same requirements.
Ep8: Yes to Positive Behaviour Support
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.More for professionals
"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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