Our mission is to support people with disabilities to live in their own homes, creating opportunities to live fulfilling lives.
To help achieve this, we provide supported living services to adults with learning difficulties, acquired brain/head injuries and/or physical disabilities (including young people in transition from children’s services) to enable them to lead valued and independent lives in their own homes and to be part of the local community of their choice, irrespective of their disability.
Individuals who receive a service from Ordinary Lifestyles may also have physical and sensory impairment; they may also have behavioural support needs and/or mental ill health.
My name is Clare and I am 40 years old. I live in my own flat with my own team of support workers from Ordinary Lifestyles who provide 24 hour support. I have been supported by Ordinary Lifestyles for almost 18 years.
I go to many activities including the Phab disco and the Banky Lane disco, Mr Bakers Tuesday Club and the Food for Thought cooking class. I also like to go out for meals, have massages and visiting my family and friends.
I volunteer in the office at Ordinary Lifestyles each week and have done for a few years. My duties include collecting the post, shredding, answering the phone and I sometimes help out with the Fun Factor.
I enjoy going on holidays and have recently been to Brickhouse Cottages in Blackpool with friends to celebrate my birthday and also to Roa Island in Cumbria for a summer break as part of a group holiday.
My staff are nice and support me to do everything I choose to do as well as supporting me with shopping, housework and personal care. I get involved in choosing my own members of staff too when required.