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Community Supported Living

Adult Support

Our Community Supported Living Service provides specialist support that enables an autistic person to maintain independence, develop relationships and learn new skills within the community.

For those individuals who may experience difficulties around anxiety and/or frustration, we have our own in-house Behaviour Specialist and Senior Autism Trainer who is able to provide advice, support and guidance to both yourself and the staff that support you ensuring the best outcomes for you are maintained.

We successfully support individuals to live in their own homes and work with housing providers across the West Midlands to seek suitable accommodation for them. We work closely with you, your family, the Local Authority, your Social worker and health professionals involved in your care.

We also work in partnership with assisted technology providers to enable greater levels of independence. We will identify areas of risk or concern where assistive technology may result in effective support. This may include the use of flashing fire alarms, flood detectors, magi plugs and emergency buttons. We have also supported people to access equipment such as epilepsy mats/sensors and communication aids.

The service can support you in many areas of life, such as:

  • Independent living skills
  • Community activities
  • Access to health care and appointments
  • Access to education, employment and training
  • Developing and maintaining relationships
  • Housing related support

Our knowledgeable staff team have a wealth of experience in providing a tailored support package co-produced with you and key people within your life. We have extensive experience of supporting people on the autism spectrum and additional needs such as:

  • Mental Health
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Forensic Care
  • Communication difficulties
  • Sensory issues
  • Challenging behaviours


Our Community Supported Living service works with people who have quite high support needs initially, and works with them to build confidence and skills to reduce their dependence on paid support.  The service has a minimum hours requirement and rates depending on the individual needs of the person we support.

To make a referral:

St Pauls

The St Paul’s supported living scheme was opened in March 2003. This innovative project was jointly developed by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in partnership with Autism West Midlands.

St. Paul’s provides individualised support in eight self-contained flats, on a single site, to autistic adults with behaviours of concern. The aim of the scheme is to provide a supportive environment, to enable people to live as independently as possible.

The registered manager takes responsibility for maintaining and developing a site of excellence in the support of the people who live at St Paul’s. Each person receives an individualised structured package of care and support that best suits their individual needs. We are located in a residential area with excellent access to many local amenities

The Burrows

The Burrows is our newest supported living scheme in Droitwich. This opened in 2019. The scheme consists of a number of self-contained flats. All flats are allocated. The scheme is a new build that has been funded by Worcestershire County council and Fortis Living. The build has been designed specifically for autistic people taking into consideration sensory needs, promoting least restrictive support, emotional health and wellbeing. People have the rights to their own accommodation, having their own tenancy and the rights to choose their support provider.

Four of our residents

Care and Support Booklet


What is Supported Living? (Easy Read)


Read Joe’s Story

Accessing the community independently