What is Residential Care

Residential care homes provide community-based living and 24/7 specialist support to people that require a helping hand to live independently. Each Liaise residential home provides a safe and therapeutic environment where individuals with complex care needs can flourish and grow their independent living skills.

If you are considering residential care for the first time, this guide will provide an in-depth look into what residential care is and who it can benefit.

For more information on the specialist residential care services we offer, do not hesitate to contact our friendly team. We are here to help your family and provide impartial support and guidance.

How Does Residential Care Work?

Residential care is provided to people living with ongoing complex or profound support needs that require specialist support to live safely and independently.

In residential care homes, both accommodation and specialist support are provided. People have their own private bedroom while sharing access to communal areas like a living room, kitchen or dining room. The people living in a residential care home are not required to cover any costs as this will usually be covered by the individual’s local authority or health board.

Most residential care homes offer a variety of activity programmes designed to promote independent living skills, fun and socialisation. This could range from support in learning life skills like cooking and maintaining a home to organising social functions inside and outside the home.

All residential care homes situated throughout the UK need to be registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission). This means that they will undergo regular inspections to ensure they meet the standards required.

Who is Residential Care For?

Residential care is for anyone living with complex or substantial support needs that may find it challenging to live independently without dedicated support.

Support can be provided for a variety of complex or profound needs including, but not limited to:

  • Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) Support
  • Autism care and support
  • Down syndrome
  • Brain injury services
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Sensory impairment
  • Mental health support

What is the Difference Between Residential Care and Supported Living?

Unlike a residential home, supported living provides the people who live there with individual tenancies. They are responsible for their own rent, bills and other housing costs. This means that they will have their own homes and enjoy greater autonomy over their environment.

Having a tenancy of their own gives people the opportunity to gain greater independence and learn new daily living skills while still benefiting from the support of skilled and knowledgeable staff.

In general, residential care is for people that require 24/7 specialist support. Supported living is best suited for people who require help in certain aspects of their life while retaining a high level of independence in others.

However, this is just a general guideline. The same high-quality care and support guided by a highly-personalised support plan is offered in both residential and supported living services. Whether one or the other is best suited to an individual will always depend on their unique support needs and current situation.

Here you can learn more about the differences between residential care and supported living.

Our Residential Care Services

At Liaise, we are committed to positively enhancing people’s lives through person-centred support and community-based living.

In each of our residential homes, people with complex support needs share a welcoming and nurturing environment where 24-7 support is always available. Each of these homes is well-equipped and carefully designed to support the needs of the people that live there. Our goal is to help people achieve positive outcomes in their lives whilst enjoying as much independence as possible.

We provide safe and therapeutic environments where people can make new friends, learn new skills and reach their goals. Working closely with each individual, we create bespoke support plans that reflect the history, current situation and future ambitions of each individual. This allows us to provide highly-personalised support designed to help the individual develop and strengthen their functional living, social, and communication skills.

We work closely in partnership with local authorities and healthcare associations to ensure we’re always delivering sector-leading care.

How We Provide Support

In each Liaise residential home, we provide a range of support services designed to promote socialisation and help people develop their independent living skills.

Our residential care packages include:

  • All accommodations and meals
  • Daily activity programmes tailored to each individual
  • Support in finding employment, education or volunteering opportunities, where appropriate
  • Support in developing daily living skills such as cooking, shopping, and banking
  • All transportation including to and from medical appointments and scheduled activities
  • Help to identify and access health and social community programmes
  • Medication administration and management
  • Support in positively managing specific anxieties or behavioural needs

Learn More About Our Residential Care Services

To learn more about our residential care services, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you and your family every step of the way.