What is Supported Living?

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Supported living services offer support and care and for those living in rented accommodation. Under a supported living arrangement, personal care and accommodation are provided under separate contractual agreements.


Housing is often provided through the local authority or private landlords, and funded through the individual’s benefits or earnings.


Support is delivered by a care provider, like Fari Care, and funded by the local authority, NHS, or privately funded by the individual or their representative.

People in supported living live in a shared house where everyone contributes to bills and maintenance. These properties are often adapted to the care needs of the residence. Each person has their own tenancy agreement detailing their individual rights and responsibilities.


The support provided is flexible and based on individual needs. It can range from a few hours each day to full time, 24 hr support, with a care worker staying overnight.

What we can help you with when living in supported living

Shopping, cooking and menu-planning

Learning new skills for independence


Personal care


Managing medication

Access to education and support into work

 Accessing social and leisure activities 

Managing bills and money

Identifying and claiming benefits

Access to education and support into work

To find out more about our Supported living service costs please check out our Brochure