Getting support

How to get support from Ordinary Lifestyles…

Ordinary Lifestyles is registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our services are currently funded by local authorities, either by Direct Payments, an Individual Service Fund or as a commissioned service.  We also provide services to people in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding or people can self fund.  There is detailed information on the Mencap website, which explains how to access assessments and funding for social care.  To view  click here

If you would like to receive support from Ordinary Lifestyles please contact our office on 0161 202 0050 or email admin@ordinary-lifestyles.org.uk and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your requirements and help you consider the options.  If we think we are able to provide support we will arrange to meet you and anyone else who knows you well and who you would like to be involved.  We will listen to what you want, take into consideration the type of support you need, the times you need support and any preference for staff.  Following this we would be able to provide a decision as to whether we will be able to support you and give an estimate of how long it would take for us to set up that support.

John’s story

My name is John. I live in my own flat and have been supported by a team of support workers from Ordinary Lifestyles for almost 18 years. The support workers provide 24 hours support to me.

The staff are really nice and support me to do everything I want to do including shopping, activities, trips, housework… everything – within reason! I have my own mobility vehicle so I can access lots of places and my support workers drive my vehicle when I wish to go out.

I like to have my own space and my own say (I make all of my own choices), and my support workers respect this. I enjoy sleeping, waking up, playing computer games, watching DVD’s, going to concerts and watching Tipping Point and The Chase and programmes like that. I also like painting and art and the colouring of my artwork was the inspiration to Ordinary Lifestyles’ new logo. I was also heavily involved in the design of the leaflet.  I love to go on holiday; my holidays are bazzing J (great!)!

I am very happy and the support workers and management of Ordinary Lifestyles are spiffing!