West Derby is a supported living service for three young adults with autism. The three young adults are aged 19 to 21, and all have similar needs and interests. IDEM Living worked on a comprehensive transition with all three tenants, in partnership with their families, local authority and schools.
The focus is to support the tenants to become as independent as possible, progressing their living skills and creating social opportunities. Tenants are encouraged to have a strong presence in their local community, including a wide range of activities. Each tenant has a person centred support package that caters to their preferences, wants and needs.
IDEM Living has worked in conjunction with the housing association, Harbour Lights, to create a home that is suitable and accessible for young adults and finished to a high standard. There are three separate living areas and a dining area, creating plenty of communal space.
The supported living tenancy is located in the popular area of West Derby, with good local transport links and Croxteth Hall Park directly behind the house. There is a gate with direct access to the park in the spacious garden at the supported living tenancy.
Wavertree is a single supported tenancy close to the hustle and bustle of Liverpool city centre. The tenant who lives here enjoys the convenience of the location and prefers to live alone. When he approached IDEM Living we were able to continue support him in the house he had lived in for many years. IDEM Living are focused on respecting peoples choices and giving our tenants the ability to choose where and who they live with.
Since our tenant chose IDEM Living, our outcome based approach to support has meant he has been achieving thing he hasn’t achieved before, as well as revisiting activities he hasn’t done for many years. With our approach we feel he has a bright future ahead and we hope he continues to challenge himself and achieves his future aspirations.
At our Huyton residence, we are passionate about the health and welfare of the adults placed with us. We provide high quality support that meets the needs of the individual individuals who may have learning disabilities, complex health needs and / or autism, and associated challenging behaviours.
We look to provide opportunities to develop independence and to provide leisure activities both in the home and in the local community. We will also provide opportunities for people to challenge their boundaries by taking positive risks as necessary whilst ensuring that appropriate risk taking documentation is in place.
The objectives of the service are:
To provide a friendly, homely environment, which is safe & secure, comfortable, stimulating, fun, well equipped and encouraging.
To give equal opportunity and equal access to all people, their families, carers, staff members and other related professionals to the service, whilst at all times respecting dignity and diversity