Supported living or supportive living refers to a range of services and community living arrangements designed with individuals with disabilities and their families to support disabled citizens to attain or retain their independence or interdependence in their local communities.
Here are some of the many benefits of supported living:
- Greater Independence: Supported housing for mental needs can help individuals develop the skills they need to live more independently. This increased independence can lead to improved self-esteem and a greater sense of control over their lives.
- Socialisation and Community Integration: Supported living can provide opportunities for individuals to socialise with others and become more integrated into their local communities. This can reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and help to develop meaningful relationships.
- Flexible Support: Supported living can offer flexible support that is tailored to the individual’s specific mental health needs. This can include assistance with medication management, accessing mental health services, and support during times of crisis.
Increased Stability: Supported living can provide a stable and structured environment for individuals with mental health needs. This can reduce stress and anxiety, which can exacerbate mental health symptoms.
- Improved Health Outcomes: Supported living can improve mental health outcomes by providing access to a range of services and support, including counselling, therapy, and medication management.
- Family Support: Supported living provides families with peace of mind, knowing that their loved one is being well-cared for in a supportive and nurturing environment.