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Yes to independence

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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13th October 2023

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.

11th August 2023

‘I love life and am excited for my future’: how Riley struggled with mental illness – and found hope and healing

For the past three years, Riley, who we support at SIL’s Croft House supported living service in Preston, Lancashire, has been on a journey that’s

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27th July 2023

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.

 RIchard Cunningham
17th May 2023

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

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28th April 2023

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.

24th February 2023

‘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.

SIL Radar
9th February 2023

How ‘game-changer’ e-compliance software assists SIL in providing better support to individuals

Radar, an award-winning risk and compliance software, has quickly become a key tool used by SIL, which is part of Lifeways.

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28th July 2021

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.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! And the theme is how nature can benefit your mental health.
11th May 2021

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

8th July 2020

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.

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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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