What is the Lifestyle Support Service?
Lifestyle Support is an established service A service gives people what they need, like healthcare services that help people when they are ill, and support services that give people support. available to people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. and currently operates in the Omagh, Bangor and Banbridge areas of Northern Ireland.
It is a flexible and personalised service based on choice.
The service can support individuals with:
- daily living
- finances Finances are anything to do with money.
- maintaining their tenancy
- accessing day opportunities.
The support provided can be for one or two hours a week or up to as many hours as required. The service can also be used for a one off event.
How does it work?
A referral is made to the Lifestyle Support service, this can come from the individual themselves, a family member or a professional. We will then arrange to meet with the individual to discuss, establish and agree on an individualised plan together.
What are the benefits?
Some of the benefits of the project include:
- meeting new people
- learning new skills
- accessing new opportunities and experiences
- community A community is the people and places in an area. involvement
- increase in confidence and independence Independence means doing things on your own. Making your own choices. .
What are the costs involved?
The Lifestyle Support Service in not funded, therefore, individuals interested will need to be in a position to pay for the service themselves or source alternative funding such as self-directed support packages from their local Health and Social Care Trust.
How can I find out more?
You can contact Mencap on 028 9069 1351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form An application form is a form you have to fill in to try to get something. or to find out more about the service.
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