Independent Living Services

Supported Housing Cornwall

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About Independent Living Services

Independent Living Services (ILS) is a leader in providing supported housing services that are safe, accessible, and affordable. We help those recovering from addiction, mental health disorders, abuse, domestic violence, and trauma find accommodation, therapy, development opportunities, and other assistance.

Our 20-year-old community and abstinence houses are based in Weston-super-Mare, a 2½-hour drive or 4 hours by rail from Cornwall.

We provide our residents with the ideal environment in which to focus on recovery and healing, while at the same time receiving support therapy and counselling and integrating into an accepting community. Our eight houses each accommodate up to five individuals in comfortable private rooms and well-equipped and maintained shared spaces.

ILS offers a helping hand to anyone facing homelessness during a time of crisis. Please reach out to us for an obligation-free discussion of what we can do to help ensure that you are safe and supported in a time of need.

We provide support to individuals facing:

  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Mental health concerns
  • Domestic abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Life crisis

Our programmes of support

Our goal is to help enable our residents to rebuild their lives—lives full of meaning, joy, and confidence in the future. 

We accomplish this by incorporating support programmes that help to address each tenant’s individual problems. ILS has partnered with several local and national organisations to provide therapy and mental health services; education, career, and skills development workshops and opportunities; legal advocacy and support; and more. These and other services, included at no extra cost, have contributed to so many in our community going from hopeless to happy. 

At ILS, we place a strong emphasis on the power of community. We’ve seen countless times how those who successfully integrate our community begin to thrive as they find acceptance and connection. We support each other, we share in our journeys to fully independent living, and we help each other become the best and most capable versions of ourselves.  

Independent Living Services: Flourish Beyond Belief

When addiction, abuse, crisis, or mental health disorders have taken control of your life, ILS offers a second chance at a new beginning with safe, supportive, and accessible accommodation for all.

Why choose Independent Living Services?

Making the move into supported housing can be daunting. The uncertainty of what to expect, your future housemates, and whether or not it’s a good fit for you are all valid concerns.

With ILS as your partner during challenging times, you have someone on your side who understands your fears and apprehensions. Many of our support staff and recovery workers have come through ILS, having beaten their own addictions, and have first-hand experience with the insecurities you might be facing now. They’re the ideal people to help you settle in and get back on your feet as seamlessly as possible. 

We also understand that the journey to recovery is unique for everyone. While some of our residents see their situation and ability to meet the responsibilities of independent living improve rapidly, others have ongoing problems that require a longer timeframe for full recovery. Whatever your situation is, when you live with ILS in Weston-super-Mare, you can focus on your recovery for as long as you need to build the confidence and skills needed to live fully independently. At around 4 hours of travel time by train, it’s the perfect place to get away from a situation that is causing you harm or distress in Cornwall. 

  • Safe
  • Affordable
  • Accessible
  • Personalised Therapy
  • Legal Advocacy and Support
  • Strong & Supportive Community
  • Personal Finance & Debt Counselling
  • Community Engagement & Volunteer Opportunities
  • Education, Career, and Skills Development Opportunities