Exeter Support Service
This supported living service in Exeter offers purpose-built accessible accommodation for adults with a range of disabilities and complex needs. We specialise in supporting and assisting people with learning disabilities and sight loss to live independently in their own homes.
Luke (pictured) lives at Exeter Support Service and after working with a SeeAbility Speech and Language Therapist, received botox injection treatment for a condition called spastic dysarthrophonia, which was affecting his speech. The results have been dramatic and Luke says:
"My new voice has made me feel alive and that I can live my life to the full and enjoy every moment."
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.
Our facilities and accommodation
Exeter Support Service contains eight fully accessible self contained flats provided by Sovereign Housing Association. Each flat has a bedroom, lounge/diner, kitchen and bathroom or shower room. There are also shared communal areas — a lounge and conservatory, plus individual patio areas and a shared garden.
If you would like more information about being supported by SeeAbility now or in the future, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Amor (Service Manager)
"The staff were passionate about supporting people to lead an independent and fulfilling life. They were exceptionally skilled and resourceful in helping people overcome problems and barriers in their lives. A person told us, 'Life is much more settled now. A vast improvement. I am in a good environment that enables me to live my life as I want to live it.'"
Working at SeeAbility has loads of benefits – from the more tangible of annual leave and access to discounts at hundreds of retailers, to knowing that, because of you, someone is able to achieve something they never thought possible.