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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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Lifeways’ Health & Safety Team wins at the British Safety Council Awards!

Lifeways’ Health and Safety Team has been awarded the prestigious Team of the Year Award at the British Safety Council’s International Safety Awards 2024.

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Lifeways retains world’s most recognised quality management certification

Lifeways' quality of care and support, health and safety, and governance systems have led to its renewed certification of the world’s most recognised quality management system standard.


Lifeways join the Care Workers’ Charity!

Lifeways has joined the Care Workers’ Charity, which assist the UK’s two million care workers with crisis grants and mental health assistance.


Mental Health Awareness Week 2024: People we support share inspiration on keeping active!

This week, from 13-19 May, marks Mental Health Awareness Week.


Scottish Learning Disability Week: How a sensory revamp to Megan’s bedroom helped her socialise and be more active!

This week, from 6-12 May, marks Scottish Learning Disability Week. We’re highlighting some of the fantastic support provided in Lifeways’ services across Scotland.

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Lifeways’ innovations in Health and Safety data win at the SHE Awards 2024!

Our Health and Safety Team and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) teams have together been awarded for the Best Use of Health & Safety Data to Lower Incident Rates at the Safe


Scottish Learning Disability Week: Liam’s new light-up stairs boost his independence!

This week, from 6-12 May, marks Scottish Learning Disability Week. We’re highlighting some of the fantastic support provided in Lifeways’ services across Scotland.

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Lifeways featured in LaingBuisson News: Lifeways replaces paper-based care plans with Nourish

Lifeways has been featured in LaingBuisson News after our announcement that we're rolling ou

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Lifeways’ work in Positive Behaviour Support wins the Excellence in Risk Management Award at the Business Awards UK!

Congratulations to our Health & Safety Team and Specialist Support Team, who have won the Excellence in Risk Management Award at the Business Awards UK!


Lifeways opens a brand-new supported living service in Stockport!

Lifeways has recently added another service to the 1,500 supported living and

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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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