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Finding somewhere to live - supported and independent living


Supported living is defined as persons with special educational needs and/or disabilities living where and with whom they want, for as long as they want, with the ongoing support needed to sustain that choice.

You may hear about supported living services during a needs assessment.

Supported living services can be provided by the local council or charities, or they may be run by commercial companies.

Find supported living services near you


If a supported living service arrangement isn't suitable for you, you may still want to think about personal care at home, wherever you live, and other help, such as household equipment to make your life easier or home adaptations.


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Barnsley Mencap

We support people with a learning disability to live how and where they choose in our supported living services.

We have been supporting people for years, so we know what quality support looks like.

We can provide personal support to help you with things like getting dressed. We can also help you around the home, such as cooking a meal. And if you would like support to go out in the community or to do your favourite thing, we can help you to with that too.

Support is available from a couple of hours a week to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information please click on the link to the Mencap website below:

Mencap Supported Living Services information

Contact Details:

Contact Name: Laura Angel

Address: F1 Willow Suite, Oaks Business Park, Oaks Lane, Barnsley, S71 1HT

Telephone: 01226732978

Barnsley Mencap has a Care Quality Commission rating of Good. To see the latest report from 30/11/2016 please click on the link below:

Barnsley Care Quality Commission Report

Sanctuary Supported Living

Sanctuary Supported Living is comprised of six rooms in a shared house and three self-contained one-bedroom flats. We provide support for adults aged 18 and over, with a range of mental health needs and learning disabilities.

Service details:

Location: 6 High Street, Dodworth, Barnsley S75

Telephone: 01226 731780

Website: Sanctuary supported living website

At a glance

  • Staff on-site seven days a week, during office hours
  • Long-term supported housing
  • Communal lounge, kitchen, bathroom and garden


To be eligible for a place at High Street, applicants must:

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have a mental health need or learning disability
  • Be eligible for a personal budget for support

Safety and security

On-site staff office and CCTV help to ensure residents’ safety and security.

Support planning

Staff draw up a personalised support plan with residents using the Mental Health Recovery Star and Life Star models, as appropriate.

Staff availability

Our highly-trained staff are on-site seven days a week, during office hours, giving residents peace of mind that support is on-hand. There is also an out-of-hours telephone service, should residents require any further support.

How to apply

To apply directly, please complete the enquiry form on the website (see link above) and ask for an application form. We also accept referrals from Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. All support needs will be assessed before an application is accepted.

Sanctuary Supported Living are not currently reigstered with the Care Quality Commission


Sun Healthcare - Barnsley

At Sun Healthcare, our starting point is the individual.

We provide personalised care and support services so that people can enjoy life and reach their potential. We specialise in supported living services, nursing and residential care homes for adults from the age of 18 with learning or physical disabilities, mental health needs or autism.

Offering a consistently high-quality service is our number one goal in everything we do. Discover more about quality at Sun Healthcare 

Contact details:

For more information please contact Gwenne Coltman


telephone: 01226 323 670

Pleae click on the links below for our website and Facebook pages:

To see the latest Sun Healthcare Care Quality Commission reports please click on the link below. 
CQC inspection reports.

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