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 201 904 or email choices@grace-eyre.org

“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.

"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.’

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Apply to be a Shared Lives Carer

For more information

Please call us on 01273 201 903 or email sharedlives@grace-eyre.org.

Housing

We work with lots of different landlords and housing providers across Sussex. Together we can find you exciting new places and help with the choices about where and how you’d like to live.

We support individuals, couples and friendship groups, matching people with quality accommodation that meets their needs.

For more information

To find out more, please call us on 01273 222 005 or
email housing@grace-eyre.org

“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

Interested to learn more?

Please call our Travel Buddy Team on 01273 222 909 or email travelbuddy@grace-eyre.org.

Travel Buddy referral form

Travel Buddy is kindly supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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

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