As a charity we have been supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, acquired brain injuries, and complex needs for over 30 years. For each and every individual we support we jointly develop and deliver specifically tailored, person-centred support to enable each person to have a full and happy life.
We provide extra care, residential care, supported living, transition support, positive behaviour support and personalisation. Each option is tailored to the needs of the individuals we support and designed to improve life skills, strengthen relationships and encourage personal choices.
We enable each person to develop the abilities they need to move on to the next stage in their lives, all the while ensuring their support constantly evolves and adapts around them to meet their changing needs and goals.
We deliver support that:
- increases individual capabilities
- builds solid foundations for the future
- helps everyone achieve their full potential
- enables people to live more independent lives
- delivers the quality of life people deserve
- improves the happiness of everyone we support.
We provide support around…
Autism – also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – is a developmental disability that affects how a person interacts and communicates with others. It encompasses a wide range of difficulties, such as cognitive impairment, repetitive activity, sensitivity…
Acquired Brain Injuries
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is injury or damage to the brain that can have any number of causes, such as stroke, a tumour or a road traffic accident. People with ABI have ‘acquired’ their brain injury, and weren’t born with it.
A person with complex needs might have one or a combination of difficulties, including profound and multiple learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, and challenging behaviour.
Having a learning disability means an individual can find it harder to learn certain life skills. The problems and challenges faced by people with learning disabilities vary in severity, but always start before adulthood and affect them for their whole…
We deliver support through...
Supported living services enable people with a disability to live independently in their own home, with appropriate support to help them manage their own tenancy and achieve greater freedom and control in their lives. Support can be provided in a person’s…
We provide extra care – also known as sheltered housing or assisted living – at specially developed sites that enable individuals to hold their own tenancy.
For people who aren’t ready or able to live independently, small-scale residential care is often a really good option. Our residential care is provided in shared accommodation where support staff are around 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We provide…
Our transition support is designed to help individuals enjoy a smooth transition through major life changes: for example, through the move from children’s to adult services, or from the family home or residential college to independent living.
Personalisation is an approach to social care that focuses on putting individuals at the very centre of the support and services they receive.
Direct payments can give individuals greater choice and control over the support they receive and how it’s provided.
Lou’s Transition Film
We seek an equal and diverse society, in which people with disabilities are citizens in their own right who are supported to be happy and reach their full potential.
Paul Snell - Chief Executive of Walsingham Support speaking during our 30th anniversary year