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Supported Living

Supported Living Services

Supported Living Services

We operate a number of supported living services.

The main feature of Supported Living is that the housing and support arrangements are separate. What this means is that you will have a tenancy agreement with a Registered Housing Landlord and Nexus will provide the day to day support.

Supported living services offer people the opportunities to live as independently as possible in the community. They combine the advantages of good quality accommodation where people can exercise tenancy rights and responsibilities together with flexible person-centred support to address their needs and aspirations.

All our supported living services aim to:

  • Maintain and positively promote personal independence.
  • Set clear goals for each person to be achieved over time.
  • Flexibly respond to both increases and decreases in need.
  • Safeguard privacy and safety.
  • Offer genuine choice and control.
  • Meet social, cultural and individual needs.

The service is aimed at adults with learning disabilities or Autism either living in their own homes or living with families or a carer.

This service can be purchased through the council or by an individual and their family.

Community Outreach Service

Community Outreach Service

The service is aimed at adults with learning disabilities or Autism either living in their own homes or living with families or carer.

The Outreach service provides tailored support to adults with learning disabilities, which will enable them a) to live independently in their own homes in the community or b) to continue to be supported in the family home.

This support will be practical and personalised. It will focus on day to day living, assisting people to access a range of activities including but not exclusively to:

  • Access employment, education or training.
  • Access social and leisure activities.
  • Increase people’s ability to maintain their tenancy.
  • Undertake focused skill learning.
  • Establish links to appropriate community based.
  • Services and groups.
  • Pursue personal interests and hobbies.
  • Maintain healthy lifestyles.
  • Maintain friendships and relationships.
  • Personal care including medication.
  • Support with managing money and budgeting.
  • Stay safe.

Outreach support is charged at an hourly rate (sometimes this can be reduced where two or more people want to do something together)

We strive to ensure that each person is supported by the same support worker or a small team where appropriate

This service can be purchased through the council or by an individual and their family.

Community and Employment

Focused Day Services

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

This service provides support to adults who have learning disabilities and complex physical and/or health needs. The purpose of the service is to offer service users the opportunity to experience a range of day time activities that will develop their skills and assist their independence.

The service runs 5 days a week (Monday to Friday), between the hours of 8:30 am to 4 pm.

The service operates from a 'base' from which you/your family member can access community activities or health services and where appropriate, develop links in order to make the transition into other services. These may include adult education, further education and employment. The 'base' also enables you/your family member to access personal care facilities and Physiotherapy activities appropriate to individual needs.

The service will respond to individual need and therefore people can access the service for both short term and long-term periods depending on personal circumstances.

Post Employment Support

Post Employment Support

Many employers are anxious about employing people with a learning disability as they don’t know what to expect, what they might need to do or perhaps not know how to act around someone with a learning disability.

We know that people may need longer periods of support that continue after initial employment and that organisations and employers need ongoing support to sustain and maintain any opportunities they may have invested in. At Nexus we have the skills to support other organisations to successfully employ and maintain continual employment of people who have disabilities and can experience the positive opportunities of doing so.

This support would be available for both the employer and the employee.

Support and training would be given by trained and experienced staff in Nexus alongside our paid trainers with a learning disability.

myLewisham

My Lewisham

My Lewisham is a day service for people with learning disabilities living in Lewisham. People participating have the opportunity to develop skills in multi-media through developing and maintaining a website and producing a quarterly Newsletter.

The website and newsletter will provide people with learning disabilities and their family's information on what's happening in Lewisham, focusing on topics and events important to them and services available in Lewisham.

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For further information on the services we provide please contact us.

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