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26/01/13
14:01

Setting up own supported living accomodation

Charlotte Jackson
hello I am looking for advice.

My Father is looking to buy a property for my Sister, who has a learning Disability and some of he friends and is looking for advice on how to set this up. It might be that some element of care may be required for the tenants but primarily it should just be housing related support.

The questions we have are how does he set the property to pass either SP inspections or CQC inspections?
How do we set the house up inorder to have an element of shared living arrangements i.e. Kitchen, living room, dinning room but rooms are prviate dwelling.
and would it be easy for the tenants to apply for LHA for the rooms.
I have a little background with bot SP and CQC so can aid a little bit but we are interested in the legalities and how difficult a project this may be to achieve.

Thanking people in advance.

Replies

 
28/01/13
09:39
Hi Charlotte
Do you have a telephone number to have a chat around this?

Thanks
Anne

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14/11/14
20:00
I'm also really interested in the legalities and practicalities of setting up a supported living house and the requirements to do this efficiently and effectively.
Such as CQC registration and how the packages of individuals need to be approached to form shared home.where there is likely to be varying levels of support required for each tennant.
I'm familiar with most elements of supported living and have individuals looking to link up as an alternative to residential care.

Any advice welcomed

Thank you
Best wishes

Victoria

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17/11/14
10:46
Hello Charlotte,

I read your question with great interest. It is a laudable idea and I would love it to succeed, but, before planning the finer points of how to organise the building, please look very carefully at the way it will be funded over the longer term.

The numbers involved will determine if CQC registration applies and, as far as SP funding support is possible, I suggest that you look to a more permanent solution to meet ongoing support need. Supporting People ( depending on area) may not exist as a longer term option, at best SP is being replaced in some locations by short term (6 week) interventions.

It appears that in your proposed scheme the needs of each individual will need assessing. There will be some guidance documents available from the local authority on substantial and critical eligibility. That assessment of need, depending on an additional financial assessment, may secure a direct payment or personal budget to fund part or all of the support element in the proposed service.

Aside from the care/support element of the service, rental income is the next consideration. Local Authorities, RSLs and Voluntary Organisation who charge rent in supported accommodation can draw on Housing Benefit to fund rent for eligible occupants. However, the scheme you propose will identify the landlord as a private provider and, as a private landlord, the scheme residents will be limited to Local Housing Allowance. LHA is a specific and limited payment with different values depending on a local valuation. There may be some concessions for young people leaving care, but generally it is less for single people under 35 and for those in shared accommodation. Values can be found "online" against the local area coding.

The local Authority can advise and may help with adaptions to a property as different needs arise, but the need to recoup management costs through rents is somewhat limited with LHA. The net difference in income potential between the private sector and social sector landlord types will be significant and may put your scheme at some disadvantage.

The approach you suggest in your question is clearly what HMG intended when legislation intending to support choice and care in the community was envisaged. The practicalities are, however, a little more difficult to resolve.

Thanks again for posing the question; when you succeed, please show the rest of us how to do it.

Kind regards
Gordon

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18/11/14
10:18
Hi - we have set up a number of supported living solutions in Sunderland with private owners / landlords similar to the arrangement you have outlined without any issues. However, we have done this by supporting the private landlord owner to set up an arrangement with a registered housing provider (housing association) who will become the management agent and can set the rent, liaise with housing benefit with the aim to achieve exempt accommodation rates for the ingoing tenants based upon this being independent living - supported housing. The Registered provider also commissions the care service which will be able to provide the care and support required by the individuals moving into the scheme. The Care Service will apply for CQC registration in advance of occupancy. Schemes we have established are residential properties which have between 4 - 6 self contained apartments which are rented on assured tenancies by the managing agent. Rent is assessed based upon the lease rent required by the owner plus the other usual charges. Each tenant is supported with applications for housing benefit. Each tenant is assessed by their Social Worker for a personal budget. There is no supporting people funding associated with any of the schemes.

I hope this is helpful to outline that it can be done, and it works well to bring choice and independent living to individuals with a disability. Anne

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15/02/15
14:00
Hello Anne Prentice,

I am too setting up a Supported Living housing, i am doing so in London and as of recently have come to a stumbling block. I am finding trouble in convincing lanlords in letting me use their properties for this purpose.

Do you have any suggestions as to the best approach? All advice would be greatly appreciated :-)

5 people found this useful

24/09/15
15:38
Hello,

I work for a Domiciliary Care provider and we are registered with the CQC to carry out regulated activity.

One of our future goals is to set up assisted living accommodation.

I would be grateful for every single advice. Do we have to owe the property or can it be rented, what legal steps do we have to take/consider to set it up?

Help ;-)

3 people found this useful

25/09/15
10:22
Hi - please refer to my previous advice above your posting dated 14.11.14. Thanks Anne

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06/10/15
08:14
Hi Anne,

We hold a large portfolio of property in London and would be interested in yours services/advice in supported living solutions,
how can I contact.

Thanks

Chetan

7 people found this useful

21/11/15
10:54
Hello
I'm very interested in setting up my own supported living accommodation facility aimed at young people leaving care (age 16+). Can you please advise me as to how to go about the process.

Thanks
Yvonne
03/12/15
11:49
Hello,

I am interested in setting up my own supported housing accommodation for young people living care and I need some advice. I am thinking of renting privately for that but not sure how much rent and other charges my LA will be able to pay on each tenant.

I should be grateful to get some advice ass to how to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

Mary
31/12/15
12:55
Hello,

I hold a portfolio of properties in the East Midlands and would be interested in a partnership or help to set up my own supported living for young people living care.

I would be grateful for some advice on how to proceed.

Thanks

Ben

2 people found this useful

09/01/16
15:13
hi I've tried to keep up with every ones responses, But sorry could someone please help me to set up a shared supported housing for leaving care. I want to know if I have a rented house which has the permission from the landlord to use as a to create my business. So what do I do now ? how do I get the young people ? do I need the home inspected first before I get the young people? do I need to be assessed or a update DBS check? who do I approach to get the young people? shall I set up a website? where do I register my own business? can I go to the bank to get some money to start the business ?
WHAT DO I DO ? really want to help young people in housing and life support towards adulhood

2 people found this useful

09/02/16
20:06
Hi, I have read these various posts ad Anne's response. I have set up a semi-ind house for ex care leavers in conjunction with my LA as I am also a foster carer. I am not sure they have really done this correctly....more an ad hoc arrangement which I feel unhappy about as is not well organised. I want to take more control myself and be able to offer my housing services to a wider range of other LA etc. I have several houses some in student residency so they would be ideal for setting up for vulnerable yp or ex care leavers. I offer some outreach work and key work with the yp but NOT personal care, more budgeting skills, debt management, helping with form filling etc. I am ready to give up as I just don't know what I need to do to set up properly, we have a dormant company and a partnership arrangement set up to use if needed but nobody really seems to know what/if anything we need to do to be more "official" - I am constantly being told this sort of housing is needed and we love working with the yp and would want to eventually move out of fostering and into just this work with the yp who leave us so any help or guidance is much appreciated.

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17/03/16
00:29
Hi Ben,

You still looking to partner?

If so, send me your number and let's talk.

Lina
18/03/16
08:36
Hi Lina
Im setting up a S/L service most things in place, if your interested drop me an email. Cheers - John

[email address hidden, log in to view email address]

4 people found this useful

25/03/16
05:26
Hello,

I am registered mental health nurse. I got 8 yrs experience working with patient in supported living when I was a support worker.
I am interested in setting up my own supported housing accommodation for young people in the community . I need some advice and the step to follow. I would be happy if you can help me.
Robin
25/03/16
13:02
Hi Robin
Get in touch I have something that may interest you..

john

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25/03/16
13:06
Hi Robin

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john

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06/04/16
14:54
Following the thread above.

I have options on two HMO properties in Hampshire, and we would like to develop them into Supported Living facilities for Mental health care.

We want to find a company that can assist us with the regulatory aspect as well as financial and operational services going forward.

I would welcome contact from anyone who has any ideas of companies we can discuss this with.

Many thanks

Ben Funnell
07/04/16
08:30
Hi Ben

Can you get in touch please I have something that will interest you.

Cheers

John

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10/04/16
22:40
Hi
My husband and I want to set up a supported living accommodation using a house which belongs to us and can be converted to 4 bedrooms. Our challenges are as follows:
1. Where to find the people to help and live in the premises. We are looking at accommodating and supporting people with mental health illness'. Do we approach our Local Authority Social Services?
2. Who pays for their accommodation and day to day expenses.
3. Type of registration with CQC

I m a registered mental health nurse. Any help on how to get this off the ground will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Ginnie

4 people found this useful

29/04/16
10:22
I will like to to set up a supported living accomodation using my own property which is already converted into 4 bedroom
What should i do in terms of registration with CQC
Which authority should i approch
How do i get the clients
What are the legal implication.

Nikky.

1 person found this useful

29/04/16
10:39

hi I've tried to keep up with every ones responses, But sorry could someone please help me to set up a supported housing for learning disabilities or mental health.. I have 4 bedroom So what do I do now ? how do I get the people ? do I need the home inspected first before I get the people? do I need to be assessed or a update DBS check? who do I approach to get the people? shall I set up a website? where do I advertise my own business? Is there any set up funding available out there?
WHAT DO I DO ?

2 people found this useful

23/05/16
10:12
Hi,

Did anyone get answers in relation to setting up accommodation for 16/17 year olds that require supported accommodation.

Do I need to register with the QCC - I know where I can get referrals. I just need to ensure I have all the relevant authorisation and assurances on the property.

All your advise would be great.
THanks
Nichola
23/05/16
16:29
I want to set up a supported living accommodation using a house which belongs to me also which I live in and has 4 bedrooms. My challenges is
1)Do I need to speak to my mortgage providers before i start operating this business in my house.
2) Does anyone know where i can get information on how to go about from setting up to start operating. Is there any where i can get help/information . I am willing to pay to get started.

Olgah

3 people found this useful

19/06/16
03:55
Hi. I currently have 2 properties that are HMOs and would like to know how to go about changing them to supported housing, but have no idea where to start. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
27/06/16
21:37
Hi, I would like to set up semi independent care for care leavers, however would like some help or tips on here to start. I understand that to gain business there is tendering process to access referral, however what infrastructure do you require to be eligible for the service to be accessed
28/06/16
22:17
I am interested in setting up a supported living accommodation for customers with learning disabilities or mental health. I work as a support worker and I have level 3 in health and social care. I don't have any property of my own but I can work with customers wth already have their homes but needs support. Most of these customers are under the local authority and the social worker. Please help me by giving me step by step guide on were I should start. Do I need to register through cqc or through the local council. I have a registered company I want to be my own boss.
02/07/16
21:06
Hi Shaz,

Would like to know, how far have you gone with your setting up.

Thanks.


Remi Soyinka

1 person found this useful

08/07/16
15:38
Hello,

I wrote a lengthy reply on how to setup your own supported living accommodation, based on setting up my own, which i am currently doing. Unfortunately i don't see it here. If anyone would like to contact me i'm happy to help.

23 people found this useful

11/07/16
10:15
hello
i would be grateful if you could email me on how to set up my own supported living accommodation I keep hitting a brick wall, I have a property ready to use and I would like to use it for care leavers with the focus being on education could you please contact me at [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
thank you any help would be apriciated

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18/07/16
06:24
Orinthia Tulloch

Hello,
Thanks for your mail whereby you said you can be contacted on ''how one can set up a supported living accomodation ''.
I would appreciate any help in setting up this form of accomodation with care.
My email address is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
Thank you in advance.
21/07/16
11:49
Hi Orinthia,

As with many of the others here I am also desperately looking for advice on setting up supported accommodation and I would very much appreciate any light you can shed on the matter.

If you are able please feel free to contact me at [email address hidden, log in to view email address].

Thanks very much,
Anwar
22/07/16
11:05
Hi
I am looking to set up semi independent housing for young people leaving care but I am struggling to find a property.
Anyone willing to rent out a 3/ 4 bedroom property in London or surrounding areas?
Thank You

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28/07/16
12:16
Hi Orinthia

I would be very glad if you can please provide me with details on setting up a supported living accommodation. Please get in touch on 07496061335

Charity
04/08/16
00:29
Hi Orinthia,

Thanks for your willingness to help. I am also looking to set up supported living accommodation. Information on how to go about it would be greatly appreciated as I don't even know where to start.

Please kindly email me on [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

Thank you
Bridget

3 people found this useful

04/08/16
10:29
Will also appreciate the information of setting up please as I have a house with big bedrooms. What is the process?? My email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]. thanks in advace
08/08/16
21:03
My name is Connie and I am a Registered nurse.

I have a five bedroom house and would like help and advise in setting up my own supported living facility FOR AGE 16+can you let me know whom I can contact. I don't mind paying for the service.

my email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address].

CONNIE.

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10/08/16
09:30

Hello Orinthia,
Thanks for offering to help.
I am keen to set up a supported living accommodation for people with Learning Disability. I am a registered nurse and would need advise on how to proceed with this project.

I am also willing to partner.

My email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

Thanks.

Ely
13/08/16
03:46
Hi, cam anyone offer me any advice please. I am trying to set up my own supported living service. How am I best getting started?

How do I get my first client?

Thanks
James

1 person found this useful

13/08/16
08:52
Hello,

I need some assistance here please.
I want to set up a supported living accommodation using a house which belongs to us . Our challenges are as follows:
1. Where to find the people to help and live in the premises. We are looking at accommodating and supporting the elderly or people with mental health illness'. Do we approach our Local Authority Social Services?
2. Who pays for their accommodation and day to day expenses.
3. What type of registration with CQC do we have to do?

Thanks

2 people found this useful

14/08/16
04:54
Hello Guys where do I find replies to all this questions? Can any kind person assist me please.
connie muasya .
[email address hidden, log in to view email address]

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16/08/16
10:14
Hi Orinthia

I would be greatful if you could send me some information on how to setting up supported living accomodation. for care leaver.

[email address hidden, log in to view email address]

Many thanks

Samantha
19/08/16
19:46
Hello
My name is Rebecca. I am interested in setting up supported living accommodation in my own property in London. Can you offer any advice or guidance.
19/08/16
20:08
Hi Everyone,

I just move into MK and am thinking of Setting up own supported living accommodation, what do I need to do?
also I have no clue with accommodation and regulations

can anyone help me out?

Thanks
Tuns

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20/08/16
01:06
Hi Orinthia

I want to set my own supported living accommodation in my own properties
in west yorkshire

can you please get in touch to advice [email address hidden, log in to view email address],uk
10/09/16
20:19
I am relocating to london February 2017 and am looking for a housing partner.
I am going to set up a supported living core and cluster service under CSS with the local authority however, before I begin I need accommodation! ?
Is there any housing providers willing to help (need hertsfordshire, hertsmere or barnet area's for property)
many thanks for reading!
krissie

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12/09/16
23:06
Hello Orinthia,

Please I am in desperate need on advice and information on how to set up a supported living accomodation and will really appreciate your support and advice.

My email address is [email address hidden, log in to view email address].

Thanks
Pat.
13/09/16
20:54
Hi Orinthia,

I found your offer of help (July 2016) to be a response to the question tar has been in my mind? how do i set up supported living? Where do I start? How do i find the people to live in the home?
I am based in Glasgow - please help if you can with any info or offer of partner. Audrey ; [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
15/09/16
18:05
Hi all,

I have been reading your questions, can anyone advise if they have had any success in moving forward with their supported living project.

I have a number of years of care experience but have never dealt with Supported Living. I am just in the process of completing a 10 apartment property and would like to use it for Supported Living.

I have been told I need to register with CQC but what I don't seem to be able to find out what are the chances of getting service users and who actually refers these service users.

All help greatly appreciated
Can email if it helps [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
Thanks You
17/09/16
05:14
Hello Orinthia Tulloch your msg on 8/7/16, please would you kindly email me back to discuss the subject? I would be very grateful for any light you can shed on this matter.
Please email me with subject SUPPORTED LIVING to [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

Waiting to hear from you and thanks much xx
18/09/16
00:27
Hi

As above I have been looking into setting up supported living for those 16+ leaving care and also adults with a learning disability.

The information seems quite scattered so if anyone can provide some structured info that would be really appreciated.

Email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

Thanks
Diane
18/09/16
08:40
I would like any advice on setting up supported living. We are already registered with CQC for dom care. Any guidance would be appreciated. My email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
20/09/16
16:55
I work as a Manager for a registered social landlord that has operated in the industry for decades. I cover Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire. I would say your questions around setting up as supported housing providers should initially be directed at the local authority where you intend to operate. They should guide you. You may want to speak to their homelessness team or resettlement team. Though, these are challenging and uncertain times for supported housing providers due to welfare reforms.
As an experienced supported housing provider, we are always looking for and happy to work with landlords in the private sector. You can email me at [email address hidden, log in to view email address] if you wish to discuss further.

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20/09/16
17:22
Has anyone heard of Intensive Housing Management?. This is a slightly different model to supported housing. You will be providing housing management to your tenants and convincing the housing benefit decision maker for the local authority is the deal breaker. Your tenants would need to qualify as vulnerable and needing the management services you provide.
Again, you can email me at [email address hidden, log in to view email address] to discuss.
21/09/16
11:04
Dear Bukky,

for some great clarity on this area please see articles from Support Solutions:

http://www.supportsolutions.co.uk/briefing/issue_12/exempt_specified_accom.html

http://www.supportsolutions.co.uk/briefing/issue_11/intensive_housing_management_.html


Kind regards,
Damian Pocknell
Managing Director

Tel: 01904 500 888
Mail: 18 Blake Street, York, YO1 8QG
Email: [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
Web: www.innov8consultancysolutions.co.uk

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26/09/16
14:55
Hello Krissie Henley,
I have a property in Barnet you may be able to use.
Please contact me on [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
Rebecca
29/09/16
13:35
We hold a large portfolio of property in London and I am interested in working with different supported living providers to see what we can do together

Please contact me on [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

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05/10/16
05:59
Please I am in desperate need on advice and information on how to set up a supported living accommodation for people suffering from mental illness, especially people with forensic history. These are some of the questions I need some help, advice and guidance:
a. CQC registration and the type of registration needed
b. How and where to find the clients to live in the accommodation and who will responsible for paying the rent
Will really appreciate your support and advice.

my email address is
[email address hidden, log in to view email address]
06/10/16
18:03
Hello All,

I have read through the feeds and cant see if anyone has asked this before.
I am in the process of setting up a supported living provision for individuals 18+ with complex medical, physical and learning needs. We are currently going through the CQC process and are waiting for them to come out, they have some queries reguarding our set up as to whether we should be residential or SL. Has anyone supported anyone with this level of need before under supported living?
Thank

Eloise
13/10/16
13:47
Hi Krissie Henley,

We hold alot of property stock in London and Surrounding areas.

Please contact me on [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

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16/10/16
22:04

I have worked before as a Care Coordinator in home care setting. Recently I have joined to a setting providing supported living accommodation. As per my understanding, in the supported living provision, the provider does not need CQC approval as there is no personal care involved normally in this type of setting.

Please feel free to contact me on [email address hidden, log in to view email address] for information and knowledge exchange that might help us all.


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18/10/16
17:48
Hi I'm also interested in setting up supported living accommodation in the West Midlands. I have 8 yrs adult social care experience. My client base will be within mental health. If there are any landlords that would consider going into partnership please contact.

In addition if there is anyone that could provide step by step process in how to set one up that would great

My email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

Many thanks





Please contact me on this email nickriley79@hotmail
19/10/16
10:43
Hi there,

My sister who has learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and Epilepsy, requires 24 hour care, a home has been purchased on her behalf in order to begun living independently. It is a large property with 5 bedrooms. Me and my parents intend to manage this as a supported living home for her and 3 other residents as we do not want her to live a lonely life and would like her to have housemates and activities in the home, it is very early days and we are meeting with the Local Authority next month to discuss this further. I am a social worker of 6 years and will become a registered manager for the home. My sister will somehow be the registered landlord and receive rent and we would set up as the registered care provider.

If anyone could offer some support to us in the setting up of such provision, particularly around the legalities associated with someone who lacks capacity having someone act as a registered landlord on their behalf, we would really appreciate it.

Many thanks in advance :-)

Email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
21/10/16
01:16
Hi Orinthia
I would be grateful if you could contact me at [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
with regard to setting up a supported living scheme.
Margaret
21/10/16
17:54
Hello,

I have a family member who is a senior mental health nurse and we want to team up and go into supported living for people have mental health issues.

We intend on purchasing a property for the business venture in the south London area. I wanted to find out if there are any organisations we can turn to for more information and support in moving forward with our busniess idea, and any where we can turn to for new business grants in the health and Social industry?

Kind regards
24/10/16
10:57
HELLO,
I AM WILLING TO SETUP SEMI INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR 16 TO 21 YEARS.I GOT A HOUSE READY AS HMO.PLEASE SOMEONE CAN HELP ME TO ARRANGE (WHERE TO GET CLIENTS AND ETC)
PLEASE HELP US .THANKS
KIND REGARDS RAY
07896036896
26/10/16
06:27
hi everyone I am also looking to set up supported living accommodation. Information on how to go about it would be greatly appreciated as I don't even know where to start. I have a 4 bed roomed semi detached house.

Please kindly email me on [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

Many thanks
29/10/16
11:57
I am very interested in setting up my own supported living accommodation for individuals with mild to severe learning disability (special interest in Autism).
I have registered a Domiciliary Care Agency that will provide support with the regulated activities like personal care for the individuals that require this support. I have worked in varied care settings for more than a decade in various capacities, ranging from care worker to a registered manager. I believe that I have acquired appreciable level of experience and required skills to excel in this industry.
I am looking for landlords or property developer that will partner with me.
Thank you,
Stella

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29/10/16
14:13
Hi. I am looking to provide supported / social housing. As i am not a registered social landlord is there any alternative way of sourcing tenants for this type of accomodation. Is there any way of making an agreement with a housing association in order to provide tenants as to when needed.

Thank you

Mahtab
30/10/16
15:23
Hi Everyone,
I am very interested in setting up my own supported living accommodation for individuals with mild to severe learning disability (special interest in Autism).
I have registered a Domiciliary Care Agency that will provide support with the regulated activities like personal care for the individuals that require this support. I have worked in varied care settings for more than a decade in various capacities, ranging from care worker to a registered manager. I believe that I have acquired appreciable level of experience and required skills to excel in this industry.
I am looking for landlords or property developer that will partner with me.
My email address is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
Thank you.
15/11/16
00:44
Hi Orinthia,

Thank you for your generous offer of information

I'm looking to set up a support short term care living for adults aged with mental health issues. I have lots of good ideas but don't know where to start from and also landlords who will be willing to let me let their properties. I live in london

I will also appreciate any advice for anyone else. My email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
18/11/16
17:18
Hello All,
I am looking for suitable properties/ landlords willing to lease to me on a long term basis for my supported living service. I am interested in properties in the South London area (Croydon, Sutton, Merton). Must be Minimum 3 bedroom semi-detached/detached.

Please email me on [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

Luciano
28/11/16
16:03
I am very interested in setting up my own supported living accommodation for children age 5years - 20years
I have registered my business name already, l have been working as foster carerwith experince with refugees, l do need to expand really need a House/accomodation in East Midland areas , Nottingham and Derby etc,also someone who can help me to arrange or give me advice where to get clients from that will provide support with the regulated activities . I have worked in varied care settings for more than a decades in various capacities, ranging from Health Care Assistant to senior Support worker to a registered manager. I believe that I have acquired appreciable level of experience and required skills to excel in this industry.
I am looking for landlords or property developer that will partner with me to mover this forward as a realility.
Thank a lot
Abi Makinde.
Mobile :_07946777036, [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
04/12/16
01:28
Hello All

I am a registered nurse with experience in working with people with learning disabilities. I would be grateful for some information as to how l can set up supported living for adults with learning disabilities. We have 2 properties in Yorkshire that are ready to be used. Please email me

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Thanks in advance
26/12/16
23:34
Hi Orinthia

I am interested in setting up a supported living accommodation for mental health clients. Kindly assist with as much information and advice as you can make available. My email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
27/12/16
19:11
My name is Gina. I have worked in care industry for 15 yrs now suportting people with learning difficulties. I am at the moment a registered ser
vice Manager and am looking forward to set up supported living accomodation. I need sone one to put me through from the scratch. I am also interested in partnership with anyone willing to set up supported living accomodation in Nothamptonshire. Email [email address hidden, log in to view email address]. Tel 07448070673. Thanking You in advance.
28/12/16
21:57
hi all,

myself and my business partner recently set up a company back in march, we now have four, five bedroom properties at full capacity 16+ semi independent units in essex and london, and one 18+ unit

we currently work with essex, thurrock, tower hamlets, islington and barking and dagenham local authority

it has taken alot of hard work and very long hours to get the reputation we have now and if you dont have the right staff and dedication you will find yourself with an empty house for long periods or worse local authorties will shut you down.

just some advise for everyone looking to set up a unit
start up cost per unit roughly £20,000 £25,000
directors must have some kind of experience its a requirement now
staff on 24 hour cover
policies and procedures we currently have 38 in place (these are goldust) and will be the difference between a full and a empty one
insurance to cover young children in properties
vehicle insurance b1 cover to transport young people
houses have to have certain requirements to pass quality control from local authority ie fire doors, emergency lighting

we are currently looking for business partners to venture out into different care packages we can offer, and different parts of the country, please feel free to contact me on 07908325969
only serious enquiries please






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28/12/16
22:07
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28/12/16
23:15
Thank you Bobby for this useful information. I hope to give you a call shortly for further discussion
04/01/17
16:26
Afternoon Orinthia,

Please can you help me with some information on supported living.

I already have a property just not sure how to set up.

Many Thanks

T Sidhu

04/01/17
22:59
Hello,

I have read through some of the post and found them to to be very useful.

I am currently looking to set up a small semi-independent support lodging for young care leavers in my area, however I've found that there is very limited information in my area on how you go about setting this up? I have been working in social care for over 8 years and I am qualified in Health and Social Care. Working with children and young people is a passion of mine and it has been my goal to set up something on my own.

I am desperate in finding out how and if possible to do. I f anyone has any advice or information they can offer regarding the legalities, costing, referrals and just the basics of getting something like this up and running, would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks

Kaysha
16/01/17
16:21
Hi

I have found a 6 bed to rent in Northamptonshire area and the landlord has agreed for me to open a supported living business. I have care experience and kindly asking for advise on how to go about this. I have no clue where to start and the costs involved.

I will be grateful if anyone has advise on how to start this up and where to get contracts, legal requirements etc.

Many thanks

Kay
18/01/17
17:51
Like wise. I'm a qualified social worker and registered manger with 20 years of residential experience. I have a property company and I am keen to combine both. A previous thread from a person in Sunderland
Was very interesting can they please give me their details as well as all other advice welcomed. Thanks my email is
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31/01/17
15:07
Hi all. I would really appreciate any information in setting up a supporting living accommodation. Any information in choosing the property, meeting CQC guidelines, sourcing tenants. Etc. I have been working as a support worker with adults who have learning and physical disabilities for the last 5 years and am keen to get started. Thank you and best wishes [email address hidden, log in to view email address]
04/02/17
21:32
Hi good pple here..I would like if someone would give me step by step guidance of wat to do .how to aget houses to rent and who to conduct for the clients plz drop me an email
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05/02/17
21:54
Dear Orinthia Tulloch

If you are still available to offer advice on setting up supported housing, I would be most appreciative of any help you can give me.
My email is [email address hidden, log in to view email address]

thankyou in advance

Cate Lott
06/02/17
22:25
Hi please any advice how to set up the accommodation for semi-support living thank you in advance 07427636669
07/02/17
13:34
Hi this is my first post and want to share both my partners and myself s hurdles, drawbacks, sleepless nights, worries etc. we have had over the last 18 months, and are still experiencing.
Between us we have 25 years experience supporting adults with learning disabilities and are both passionate about providing the best possible care and support to individuals with learning disabilities. It had been a desire for both of us before we met to have our own business where the tenants come first so we agreed we would do it, I'm sure their are many out their who have worked for organisations where this doesn't happen. We found an idea property suited for shared accommodation for up to four tenants, the landlord who has disabilities is adamant that individuals with learning disabilities live their and is delighted with our plans.
We registered with Company House and then started the process of completing the application forms for CQC registration. We initially applied as new providers for residential care as that is what we were used to.
Eventually after a considerable time we were visited by two inspectors who were very helpful and supportive and they suggested we go down the route of supported living as that's the future, individuals living in the community in normal houses in a normal street, out and about in the community, have more choice and control over their lives etc.
After researching supported living we agreed that's the future and decided to apply to CQC to enable us to provide personal care.
This meant forming another company so now we have two as the care side of the business (CQC) must be separate from supported living as funding will come from two sources, such as housing benefit, social services.
We now need two bank accounts.
We had another visit from CQC and needed to put a few more things in place which was done.
We new an excellent ex manager and friend who applied to CQC as our registered manager and was successful, we became registered as new providers with CQC enabling us to provide personal care
Great Big hurdle overcome.
Next step the accreditation process, contracts with the County Council as cant apply until registered with CQC.
We completed the forms enclosing all the info required and their is lots. Over three months later and after several calls to social services we were visited by the Quality Assurance dept.
The visit went well and she appeared delighted with the property and everything in place and our knowledge regarding MCA DOLS Person Centred Care and everything involved with providing an excellent service.
We had calls wanting more information which we expected and just before Christmas we had a phone call informing us that we had been successful and will be added to the list of accredited providers, and in the new year we signed contracts.
We felt great all that hard work, expense, sleepless nights, constant worry was finally paying off.
Since signing we have made calls to social services asking for advice such as do we have to inform a department that we have rooms available etc. During a conversation with a senior member of staff at social services he said they are not sure if there is a need for a small establishment.

We have done everything, spent tens of thousands on property, CQC required work done on house to comply with Health and Safety which we did. Everything is in place, insurance, manager, accountant for PAYE, policies and procedures, all relevant paperwork, training program, following fire risk assessment all doors extinguishers etc. alarms in place. Everything is ready.

Yesterday told by council we are unsure if their is a need for our type of property.

Am I wrong but isn't this what the Government want. Those with Learning Disabilities able to live in the community with support move out of large residential homes and live like you and me having control over their lives.

Sorry I have run on but wonder if any others have experienced similar.
Will keep you posted as I am now writing to my local MP, Jeremy Hunt and The Executive Director of Adult Social Services County Council.

Thanks

Glyn Taylor

Glyndebs Care Limited
Glyndebs Supported Living Limited
01603 929751

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09/02/17
19:36
Hi
I am looking for a 2 bedroom flat or house in Croydon or surrounding area but more closer to Croydon.

I would be grateful if someone could give me call of available property.

Kind regard

Samantha 07951952260

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14/02/17
19:25
Please I am in desperate need on advice and information on how to set up a supported living accommodation for people suffering from mental illness. These are some of the questions I need some help, advice and guidance:
a. CQC registration and the type of registration needed
b. How and where to find the clients to live in the accommodation and who will responsible for paying the rent/care
Will really appreciate your support and advice.
15/02/17
20:11
Hi Orinthia,
If you are still available to offer advice on supported living please kindly contact me on [email address hidden, log in to view email address].

Many thanks
Sebia
18/02/17
16:39
Hello Orinthia,

I'm in serious need of some advice.

could you please contact me on [email address hidden, log in to view email address],uk
22/02/17
00:03
Hi

I own and have been running a Domiciliary Care service for 5 years however i would like to provide Supported living service. I'm well experienced with the legalities and accreditation process. Currently providing homecare with 2 local authorities

I'm here for advice on how i can privately rent property and turn into supported living rather than openning a care home. I'm also keen to partner with someone like minded who has a property to use.
Note: Im also willing to share startup advice

email [email address hidden, log in to view email address]



regards
Tayz
22/02/17
13:12
hi i messaged a couple of months ago regarding setting up semi independant units and giving advise, my company have just opened up our 5th 16+ unit in basildon essex, so feel we are in a position to offer our expertise
we are now offering a start up package to individuals who wish to set up units.

the package includes.
phone numbers and emails of placement officers for 4 different local authority in essex and london
all ofsted approved policies and procedures (30 in total)
25 different day to day running forms which all local authority require
independant living assessment tool, this is unique to our company and local authority are now asking all providers to do something similar
generic email thats sent to local authority each week to inform them of places that are available
business strategy information
staff interview questions and requirements to look for
we will personally visit your units and tell you exactly what needs to be done to them for them to be approved
we will be available on the phone 24/7 for any help in future

please contact me for futher info and costings

many thanks

bobby







22/02/17
15:14
Hello Bobby,
Many thanks for your post above. I am interested however you haven't put up your contact details. Please contact me on email [email address hidden, log in to view email address] so that we can discuss what you've got to offer.
Many thanks in advance
Connie.
22/02/17
18:34
Hello Bobby,
inspiring post for me, please need your contact details to make contact please.
[email address hidden, log in to view email address]
07957949083.
23/02/17
11:34
hi contact details are

[email address hidden, log in to view email address]
24/02/17
02:10
I need help to set up supported living accommodation. My number is 07545058937
[email address hidden, log in to view email address]
25/02/17
16:22
Hello,
I own a house which I would like to use for supported living provision. Please advise me how to go about this.
Thank you

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