Reach Standards

Reach Support for LIVING offers a set of voluntary standards. Originally launched in 2002 and now in their third edition, Reach was created to ensure that supported living focuses on ensuring each person is able to live the life they choose with the same choices, rights and responsibilities as other citizens. The Reach Standards remain the most widely recognised standards across the UK in relation to supported living.

We believe that supported living is increasingly misunderstood and has become a service type, a model, rather than a way of supporting people to have real choice and control over their lives. With the ongoing reduction in financial resources we are hearing people across the UK and beyond express concerns about a possible ‘backward’ step towards group living. It seems that many people believe the principles of supported living are now unachievable.

Reach: Support for LIVING an ordinary life (2014) is a practical resource designed to encourage those supported, their families, commissioners and agencies to be honest about ‘where they are at,’ to have an understanding of what is possible and agree the steps for moving forward.

Once you have purchased the pack you also get online access to resources to support your work.It’s time to re-commit the original principles of supported living and keep moving forward. To see more about Reach click here: Reach Support for LIVING.compressed

TO BUY the Reach Support for LIVING resource pack for £65 (plus p&p) please e-mail  and see information about current Reach workshops here:
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