There are 5 types of accommodation, residential care home, residential flat cluster, flat cluster, dispersed intensively supported housing (DISH) and housing for the elderly. Accommodation schemes offer an opportunity for clients to live in a community setting which best meets their needs.

These can be defined as follows:

  • Residential Care Home / Flat Cluster
    This is a home where each individual has their own bedroom and washing facilities but share communal areas with other members of the group.
  • Flat Cluster
    Residents have their own flat with living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms and may receive care on a twenty four hour basis and direct input from staff according to their needs.
  • Dispersed Intensively Supported Housing (DISH)
    Individuals are housed in individual houses or flats in the community and have regular support from staff according to their needs.
  • Housing for the Elderly
    Purpose built accommodation providing support to older persons, older persons and their spouses and even at times, their siblings/carers.

Praxis Care provides support and accommodation for individuals with mental ill health in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and England. All tenants are supported by staff and volunteers (staff support is available 24 hours a day on most projects) and are encouraged to live independently whilst receiving the support they need to stay well

In the area of Learning Disability Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation to meet individual needs. Individuals can choose between residential group living, small group home, flat clusters or supported living in the individual’s own home in the community. Staff will vary support according to need but the underlying ethos of the organisation is to maximise independence as far as possible.

Praxis Care also provides care for older people in a number of settings and is particularly interested in supporting older people with severe and enduring mental and dementia related illness and in making use of assistive technologies to promote a safe and independent living environment

For instance, sensors for hot water temperature; taps that stop the flow of water to avoid flooding; floor pressure pads beside the bed to switch lights on for night time visits to bathroom; front door alarms to alert the staff member on duty that a person has left the dwelling; discreet sensors in rooms to indicate, for instance, that a person is lying on the floor. Assistive technology ensures a discreet approach to providing high standards of care and support to older people who require this level of input.

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