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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 hosts festive summer parties for Care Home Open Week!

For Care Home Open Week, held from 24-30 June, Lifeways' residential services across the country hosted parties featuring delicious food and drinks, live music, and party games!

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Lifeways prepares for the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, to raise money for the Care Workers Charity!

People from across Lifeways are raising funds for the Care Workers Charity by taking part together in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.


Learning Disability Week 2024: After 18 years apart, Lukasz, who we support, is re-united with his family in Poland!

We start Learning Disability Week 2024 (17-23 June) with a touching story: a long-awaited family reunion between Lukasz (pronounced Loo-kash), who we support in

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Lifeways service manager wins ‘Highly Commended’ in the Stars of Social Care awards!

Innovation in using symbols and pictures to help our support teams communicate with people we support has earned a Lifeways service manager a ‘Highly Commended’ trophy in the ‘Fabulous Frontline Leader’ category at the


Lifeways and Living Ambitions in Scotland join the Association for Real Change’s Charter for Involvement!

In a move to further commit to the people we support and amplify their voices, Lifeways and Living Ambitions, part of the Lifeways Group, have joined the Association for Real Change (ARC) Scotland’s Charte

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Supporting the #SocialCareFuture Movement: Priorities for national and local action

Lifeways are proud members of the #SocialCareFuture movement, a movement that aims to bring about positive change in social care.


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.

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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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