Our team of highly skilled support workers are experienced in providing personalised care that’s tailored around the needs of every resident living at one of our properties. We receive regular training and work alongside the wider team of clinicians and case workers to form a comprehensive support network.

Meeting the needs of those living with profound and multiple learning disabilities

We work alongside families, social care teams, and the wider support network to give those living with profound and multiple learning disabilities the best possible quality of life. We understand that they need round the clock care from compassionate experts, and that many people with severe learning disabilities are often dealing with more than one physical disability as well.

Complex requirements we support include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Respiratory issues
  • Sensory processing impairments
  • Difficulty swallowing, eating and drinking

We can provide:

  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) care
  • Intravenous feeding
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Airway suctioning

How we support people living with learning disabilities

People living with a learning disability experience life in their own way. Some may take longer to learn new skills, others might need extra help to live independently, while someone with severe or profound learning disabilities will need round the clock support.

Where possible, we promote:

  • Active listening
  • Meaningful engagement
  • Fulfilling lifestyles
  • A positive mental attitude
  • Confidence building
  • Engaging activities

We understand that individuals may be managing a combination of learning difficulties and physical disabilities, and we’re equipped to help them thrive. 


“Choosing The Care Advantage for my supported living needs was one of the best decisions I’ve made. From the moment I started receiving their services, I felt valued and respected as an individual. The team listens to my preferences and concerns, making me feel empowered in my own care journey.”

Liam, Colchester

Managing the challenges of living with autism spectrum disorders

It can be difficult for people living with autism to navigate a neurotypical society. There are many desirable characteristics and strengths associated with autism, and it may not be obvious that someone thinks, feels, or processes their thoughts and emotions differently. 

We provide specialist services to help people with autism, Asperger’s and related conditions to manage and overcome the challenges they face in daily life.

  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Pathological demand avoidance
  • Dyspraxia
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Anxiety and anger issues

Caring for people with mental health needs

Everyone needs support with their mental health from time to time. We can help people going through a difficult time or those with long-term conditions. Our bespoke care plans are person-centred and help people set and work towards realistic goals as part of their recovery.

Whether it’s practical support, help relearning skills or a sympathetic ear to share thoughts and worries with, we’ll be there.

Conditions we support include:

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Our approach to managing challenging behaviour

We work with people struggling in their everyday lives, those who’ve been hospitalised in the past, and individuals who display challenging behaviour such as verbal or physical aggression and self-injury. 

A person’s behaviour can tell us a lot about how they’re feeling. We see challenging behaviour as a form of communication and try to get to the root of the issue so we can address it.

We aim to make sure the people we care for have the conditions they need to thrive, which includes:

  • Feeling able to communicate their basic needs, choices and preferences
  • Having meaningful relationships and interactions with friends, family and us
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking medication on time
  • Regularly taking part in activities they enjoy and can do comfortably
  • Setting and working towards achievable goals and aspirations
  • Developing new skills and promoting independence.

Ideally, we prefer to reduce physical intervention and psychotropic medications unless it’s in the person’s best interests or for the safety of others.

Youth services for people aged 16-18

It’s really important for young people to have the right support to help them flourish in the community. We provide a safe, nurturing environment where they can develop skills, build confidence, and get the right support for their needs.

We connect them with education and work opportunities, as well as activities to help them live life to the max.

Our youth services are for:

  • People with mental or physical health needs
  • Individuals currently on probation
  • Those with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in place
  • Long or short-term stays
  • Local authorities looking for solo or shared placements
  • Building and maintaining sustainable relationships.

Comprehensive care for complex conditions

Supported living can be tailored for people living with one or more complex conditions. We take care to thoroughly prepare for our residents’ arrival so we can meet their physical, mental, and lifestyle requirements. 

This gives people who can’t or don’t want to live at home or in a care home more options, and a safe, supportive environment.

We can support a range of conditions, including:

  • Cerebral palsy and motor neuron disease
  • Multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injuries and muscular dystrophy
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Traumatic or acquired brain injuries
  • Complex learning disabilities

Supporting people living with different types of dementia

We understand the different types of dementia and how distressing living with the disease can be. Supported living is an effective way to manage care needs of people living with Alzheimer’s, vascular or mixed dementia, or dementia associated with another condition.

Supported living provides a safe, comfortable environment. We can cater for people who need continuous supervision and control under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Our team have experience with all types of dementia, including:

  • Lewy body dementia 
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 
  • Huntington’s or Parkinson’s disease dementia
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus 
  • Posterior cortical atrophy 

Tailored supported living for sensory impairment

We create a safe environment to help people living with sensory impairment to be as independent as possible. Each home specialises in supporting people living with specific sensory impairments, such as visual impairment, hearing loss, or a combination of both.

Sensory impairment can have a range of causes and impact people at different stages of their life, which is why it’s so important to take into account the needs of the individual.

 We cater for conditions such as:

  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Usher syndrome
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Noise-induced hearing loss