Bristol Support Service

Henbury, Bristol

This supported living service in Bristol offers purpose-built accessible accommodation for adults with a range of disabilities. We specialise in supporting and assisting people with sight loss to live independently in their own homes. 

Scott lives at Bristol Support Service and says:

"I am very much involved in the service. I help with IT and am part of a panel that recruits new staff members. I am part of the Speak Easy User Group, and I feel that my views are always valued and taken into account."

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.

Our support enables 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.

Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team 

Our Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team includes qualified Vision Rehabilitation Workers (sometimes also called 'ROVIs') and Behaviour Consultants with at least a Masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis. 

The Vision Rehabilitation workers play a vital role across SeeAbility and keep front and centre, SeeAbility’s commitment to supporting those with sight loss, as well as those with a diagnosis of learning disability or autism.

Where funded, Behaviour Consultants assess each person’s needs by completing a functional assessment, ongoing monitoring, and support. They use this to develop people's person-centred support using a Positive Behaviour Support framework. 

The Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team aim to increase individuals' quality of life, reduce unnecessary restrictions and teach functional skills. This means each person we support gets exactly the right kind of expert attention they need, when they need it, so they can make more choices about what they want from life every day. 

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

"I know my son is in very safe hands and that's been a tremendous relief to me. The staff have all been very good." A family member

Our facilities and accommodation

The accommodation is offered as unfurnished and has been designed to enable easy access for people who have a visual impairment, making good use of colour and texture contrasts in decor, tactile information and lighting. The accommodation is fitted with a lift and is accessible to people who use a wheelchair. 

As landlord for the accommodation, we offer residents a secure housing right through an assured shorthold tenancy and our housing team provide a comprehensive service to repair and maintain the property. 

The supported housing scheme at Henbury consists of 12 accessible self-contained flats over two floors. 

Location and referral

The supported housing scheme is situated close to local amenities in Henbury and offers good transport links with easy access to Bristol town centre. There are plenty of social clubs and resources in Bristol and many opportunities for people to be involved in the local community.

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

Contact

Laura Hindmarsh (Service Manager)
01179 506901
L.Hindmarsh@seeability.org
henbury@seeability.org


Gillian and Rebecca at one of our homes

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