Supported Living

Many people with learning disabilities and/or autism enjoy living in their own home, or shared accommodation. Choices, our supported living service, provides unique support for each person’s need, so they can really enjoy living independently.

We can work with you to help you budget your money, maintain a place to live, meet new friends, learn new skills and understand your health and wellbeing. We support you to feel confident within your community and live more freely.

Choices is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

For more information

Please call us on 01273 201 900 or email

“My support worker is always kind, she comes and supports me. I am respected, it’s a two-way thing.”

Shared Lives

Would you like to move on from where you live but know you need some additional support? Our Shared Lives service – the oldest and longest running in the country – can help you create the independent life you want.

You don’t have to have a learning disability to benefit from this service. If you want to see if it would be suitable for you get in contact and let’s talk.

Shared Lives is regulated by the Care Quality Commission. Read the latest report published 11 November 2022.

"The kind of support Stevie needs is with his finances, so we go through his receipts and help him with his banking. My support is not having to be by his side, it is to help him be as independent as he can."

Who is a Shared Lives Carer?

A person or family with the right attitude and willingness to support someone to achieve an independent life within their community.

Shared Lives Carers are carefully selected and trained by professionals, so we know they will be fantastic to work with. As a Shared Lives Carer, you are paid a fixed amount per week and have access to preferential tax arrangements.

For me as a Shared Lives Carer, it was a way to support adults with learning disabilities and be at home with my children. I think it’s enabled them to grow up understanding that there are people with learning disabilities, and this has made them more empathetic.’ – Clem, Shared Lives carer

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

For more information

Please call us on 01273 201 900 or email

Or visit our work for us page for details on how to apply.


Grace Eyre Housing supports tenants to live a more independent life in their own secure home, as part of their local community.

Grace Eyre Housing leases properties in Brighton and Hove and West Sussex and works in partnership with landlords, letting and management agencies, local authorities, and support providers.

As a tenant, we will support you in establishing and maintaining an independent and positive lifestyle.

If you are a landlord, we need properties of all sizes, so please get in touch. We will guarantee and pay the rent, as well as deposits and fees, and make regular property visits.

For more information

To find out more, please call us on 01273 201 907 or

Thank you for Brighton & Hove City Council and Arnold Clark Community Fund for their grants to support vulnerable families and households struggling this winter.

“This has opened more doors than we would ever have had living elsewhere. It’s allowed us to be independent and live how we want to live our lives.”

Travel Buddy

Would you like to be able to travel around your local community to see your family and friends when you want to?

It might feel like quite a big step, but our Travel Buddy project can work with you and help you gain the confidence to get on a bus by yourself and make that journey.

Watch the Travel Buddy film

Sign up to our 12 week Travel Training session – bite size activity sessions, using worksheets, interactive games and websites, role play, discussion, to learn both the theory and to practice how to travel safely and confidently around Brighton & Hove. The course also includes our Drama on the Bus workshop and the opportunity to Try a Train (Joined Up Journey).

Watch the Try a Train film

Travel Buddy also offer:

1:1 Independent Travel Training

Travel Buddy offers 1:1 bespoke, in-person travel training to promote independence – based on 20 sessions of up to 5 hours in duration (average time taken), typically this costs £3,000 and includes:

• Bespoke, side-by-side training on a significant journey to and from a regular destination, eg school, college, day centre, work placement or work
• Increase in independence as the trainee becomes more confident in their own capabilities, especially in problem solving and staying safe, and less reliant on their trainer
• Detailed route planner, Easy Read risk assessment and any other resources needed while aiming for success.

The trainee will need a bus pass. Other packages at different costs are available depending individual ability – contact us to discuss your needs.


Travel Buddy also offer fun and engaging workshops for schools and colleges.

Interested to learn more?

Get in touch with our Travel Buddy Team at

Travel Buddy referral form


"Learning to use the buses and trains so I can play football with friends - I love it!"

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