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 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.

Family feedback:

Tell us about Mohinder:

Mohinder has learning disabilities following a severe head injury he suffered as a child. His parents are no longer here and he has been living independently since 1996. He continues to be supported by five brothers, two sisters and extended family.

Mohinder is an exceptional individual with a big smile and a great sense of humour. He cannot manage his money, cook or clean but can mostly get dressed independently.  He makes a big contribution to keeping his siblings and the extended family a closer unit.

How did you find about Ordinary Lifestyles:

Ordinary Lifestyles was introduced to Mohinder’s family by Trafford Council in late 2013 and has been supporting Mohinder since early 2014.

What support does Ordinary Lifestyles provide:

Ordinary Lifestyles support Mohinder in getting dressed, eating, taking medication and participating in several outdoor activities. Ordinary Lifestyles’ contribution is significantly better than all previous care providers.  They have come to love and care for him and are now part of Mohinder’s extended family.

Would you recommend Ordinary Lifestyles to other families for support, and if so why:

Mohinder’s quality of life has improved ever since Ordinary Lifestyles became involved.  Their engagement with the family has been exemplary and contributed to the enhanced quality of life Mohinder is experiencing now.  Mohinder’s family would highly recommend Ordinary Lifestyles to provide support for any member of their family.