Independent Living Services

Supported Housing Wales

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About Independent Living Services

Independent Living Services (ILS) helps those who are in recovery for substance abuse and mental health disorders, the victims of domestic violence and abuse, and those facing unexpected homelessness by providing safe, accessible, and affordable supported housing near Wales.

Located in the beautiful Weston-super-Mare, no more than an hour’s drive or one and a half hours by direct rail from Cardiff, our abstinence houses and 20-year-old community provide the perfect environment in which to recover and rebuild a new vision for the future. 

ILS runs eight supported houses, each providing up to five residents with a secure and comfortable private room, well-furnished and kept shared spaces, and the chance to join a community focused on personal growth, development, and independence. In addition to the safe and comfortable housing that we provide, our residents enjoy a wide range of support services that facilitate returning to fully independent living. 

If you or a loved one need a safe place to recover from substance abuse, trauma, violence, mental health disorder, or unexpected homelessness, please contact ILS for an obligation-free discussion of how we can help you 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 aim isn’t to provide you with lifelong accommodation with ILS; it’s to equip you with the skills, confidence, and support needed to rebuild a life of independence, meaning, and joy.

We’ve partnered with several organisations and service providers, both regional and national, to provide our tenants with opportunities to attend skills and career development workshops, receive counselling and therapy for a wide range of disorders, receive legal advocacy and support if needed, and many more. These services are included in the cost and have helped so many in our community thrive independently and confidently.

Alongside professional third-party services, our community also plays a massive role in supporting each other and celebrating each other’s successes and victories. With ILS, so many have found acceptance and connection that heals and builds in our community, laying the groundwork for a life-long support network of individuals who understand each other’s challenges.

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?

Moving into supported housing is a big commitment that’s inevitably filled with anxiety and apprehension. More uncertainty at an already uncertain time is never welcome.

With two decades of helping people regain their footing in life, we know that these feelings and fears are perfectly normal and to be expected. Many of our support staff and recovery workers have overcome their own addictions and problems through ILS and understand your insecurities and questions better than anyone. They’ll go out of their way to answer any of your questions and help you settle into your new home with ease. 

Everyone in our community is on their own unique journey back to independent living. Whatever your past, living with ILS in Weston-super-Mare means safety, connection, and progression as we work collectively towards futures that are within our control. Recovering in Weston, away from harmful environments or people, you’ll have the opportunity to set the stage for the rest of your life while still being close enough for visits from loved ones.

  • 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