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Mencap in Kirklees Supported Living Team provides high-quality support to enable people with learning disabilities to live more independently, either in their own flat in a supported living scheme or in a shared house, in their own home. WE support people across Huddersfield and in North Kirklees too.

Our shared houses are where people have their own bedrooms and share the other spaces communally. We also support people who choose to live own their own with staff support

We strive for and have an excellent reputation for delivering support that is flexible, innovative, and responsive by putting the person at the centre of everything we do.

In all our supported living accommodation we have staff available 24/7 on hand to assist with daily issues and people have their own one to one support to achieve their other outcomes such as shopping or social time.

Our qualified and experienced support staff work with people, their family carers and people that are important to them to shape a personal support plan. It’s important to us that the people we support have maximum choice and control of the service they receive. This support can also be used as an alternative to day services by a direct payment or private arrangement.

To talk us about the support we can offer please get in touch with Tracy Sims our CQC Registered Manager for Supported Living on 01484 340811 or email info@mencapinkirklees.org.uk.

To receive support, you will need to be able to fund the costs of staff support in your home. Funding is usually arranged via Adult Social Care Assessment Team:

  • Through Social Services funding via an assessment. To find out if you are eligible for funding you can telephone Gateway to Care 01484 414933 for more information.
  • Through personal funding, also known as Self-Funding
  • Through Personal Independence Payments and Direct payments

Tracy Sims, Supported Living Manager

Testimonials

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John - All About Me

I’m John and I live in my own flat in a supported living scheme with the assistance of my support workers. They support me with my money, maintaining my home, cleaning and shopping and following my interests. I like music, preferably Elvis, The Beatles and Madness. I love day trips to Liverpool to follow the Beatles story, I know everything about them. It’s important to me that I look smart and I have a large collection of hats. I like going out to the pub for a drink and a meal. I don’t like action and romance films, jumping out of aeroplanes or bungee jumping. I don’t like the seaside, I don’t like the smell. I’m very happy in my home and it would not be possible to live on my own without my support team.

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KS SAID

“The service we have received over the years is cracking, a great bunch of staff that really help and support us both. I couldn’t ask for any more”

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A PROFESSIONAL REPORTED

“Thank you for the support you are currently offering  Mr X – it is evident you have made good progress with him under complex circumstances.”

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MRS C SAID

“Thank you. Without Mencap, my mum and her husband would not have had such a good quality of life.  She said Mencap have been like an extension of her family.”

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