Bicester Support Service

Bicester, Oxfordshire

George on his bike

Bicester Support Service provides supported living services for adults who have learning disabilities or who are autistic.

We provide support for up to 11 people living within two supported living schemes (six self-contained properties and a shared four bedroom house, with a self-contained annexe) in Bicester and Southmoor near Abingdon. This service is specifically designed to support people who have learning disabilities or who are autistic to live and engage in their local community, as part of the ‘transforming care agenda’.

We aim to excel as a specialist provider of quality care and support, ensuring the people we support are at the heart of everything we do.

We support people to make choices and express their individuality. Personalisation is not a tick box exercise for us, but is fundamental to how we deliver our mission every single day of the year. This has earned the service an 'Excellent' rating from PAMMS, one of only five in the region to receive the top rating.

"I’ve always been very impressed by you and your team’s commitment to the people you support. It’s fantastic to see people living in their own homes who otherwise would probably be in institutional care." A local commissioner

Available to purchase as an additional component of the support service is access to our specialist support team, led by our board-certified behaviour support analyst:

Positive Behaviour Support practitioners, offering:

  • Functional and environmental assessments
  • Positive behaviour support planning
  • Goal-setting and review
  • Analysis of behavioural challenges with guidance to minimise and manage these

Visual impairment rehabilitation, offering:

  • Functional vision assessments
  • Training in mobility and orientation, communication and independent living skills
  • Guidance about assistive technology, including advice and awareness training to staff and other professionals

Speech & language therapy, offering:

  • Eating and drinking (dysphagia) assessments and guidance
  • Support to develop communication skills

People are also supported to access community resources and healthcare professionals such as speech & language therapy, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy, in line with their individual needs.

Supported living services are designed to meet daily living, social and personal care needs. These are arranged through a combination of one-to-one, two-to-one and shared support hours.

Our facilities and accommodation

Bicester Support Service operates from a registered office in Bicester, providing support for up to 11 people in a supported living environment. Tenancies are available in six self-contained bungalows in Bicester, and in Southmoor near Abingdon we have one shared house for four people, plus a self-contained annexe. All have access to some communal space and garden areas. These properties have been designed specifically to meet the needs of people who are autistic.

Referrals

If you would like more information about being supported by SeeAbility now or in the future, email referrals@seeability.org

Contact 

Tamlyn Wooldridge (Registered Manager)
t.wooldridge@seeability.org
01869 369843