Floating Support / Community Support
Community Integrated Care provides floating support services to people with learning disabilities, mental health concerns, physical disabilities and autism. We are one of Britain’s biggest and most successful charities, and have been providing specialist support in the community for almost three decades.
We understand that traditional residential support services do not suit everyone. To lead a full and independent life, some people may only require support for a few hours a day or a week, depending on their needs.
Our Floating Support services provide people with flexible packages of support. How you choose to use your support is up to you – our specialist teams will assist you to achieve your personal goals and aspirations.
Flexibility and choice
We are able to support you in many areas, helping you to lead a full and varied life, including:-
We pride ourselves on really getting to know people – how they want to be supported, what they want to achieve in life and what is important to them – to offer support that is as individual as they are. To achieve this, our colleagues are trained to use specialist approaches such as One-Page Profiles.
Every person we support has an outcome-focused support plan, which looks at how we can work together to make their aspirations a reality. We regularly review these plans with the people we support and the important people in their lives in Person-Centered Reviews. These help ensure that we’re always supporting people to achieve the outcomes they want.
At Community Integrated Care we believe that disability should not be a barrier to working. We are committed to helping you find paid or voluntary employment, if this is one of your aspirations.
We work closely with lots of different types of employers, finding job roles that give you the opportunity to become a valued and integrated team member. Many people we support enjoy rewarding job roles which enable them to make a positive contribution to their workplace, enjoying the sense of empowerment, independence and achievement which working brings.
Our services will support you to find the right job for you by:-
Many of our teams have specialist experience of supporting people on the autism spectrum. Our Vocational Support Service in Merseyside was the first supported employment service in the country to achieve Autism Accreditation status, formally recognising our best practice approach.
Our charity has been recognised for its success in providing exceptional community services at the likes of the National Care Awards, National Learning Disability Awards and 3rd Sector Care Awards.
Do you have your own budget?
We have worked with many individuals and families to develop a personalised service using individual budgets direct payments. Our Funding Advice pages have lots of useful information about using your own budget and you can always Contact Us if you want to have a chat about how we can support.
Find where we provide Floating Support / Community Support services
Tees Alive offers people personalised support in the community. People who access the service can enjoy a range of activities, from participating in arts and sports, through to gaining qualifications and voluntary experience.
At the heart of this service is a thriving partnership with Middlesbrough FC. People supported at the service can enjoy weekly accessing weekly training sessions with the club’s Foundation, as well as attending matchday experiences with the club.
See what happened when people we support got close to their Boro heroes…
Work is a vital part of everyday life, yet only 7% of people with learning disabilities are in paid employment. Our Vocational Support Service is overcoming this by supporting people to enjoy brilliant placements with the likes of including Everton Football Club, Widnes Vikings rugby league club, the NHS, British Heart Foundation, Costa and Bluecoat art gallery
Our team creates placements with supportive and inclusive employers, in roles that fulfil the talents and aspirations of people we support. They are specially trained to use a host of person-centred practices that give people exceptional work experiences, matching them up with the right Support Workers and the right workplace.
In this video, people we support explain how working has changed their lives – giving them new skills and real independence.