What is the Lifestyle Support Service?

Lifestyle Support is an established service available to people with a learning disability 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
  • 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 involvement
  • increase in confidence and independence .

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 download our Lifestyle Support PDF brochure here

You can contact Mencap on 028 9069 1351 or email mencapni@mencap.org.uk to request an application form or to find out more about the service.

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