Supported Living

EMA has three supported living services, based within the village of Moreton and surrounding area of Dorchester, currently offering accommodation for up to 11 individuals. This service is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) since April 2022. These services are designed for those who have been assessed as ready to take the next step with independence, providing them with their own home and an address they can call their own, whilst receiving the necessary support to manage and oversee this.

Moreton provides an idyllic rural setting, which is safe, secure, and familiar the individuals using the service. EMA is an established part of Moreton village life and individuals are actively encouraged to partake in local events. This setting allows individuals to blossom, with good levels of support in hope they can progress to further independence in the future.

Support is provided 24 hours per day where needed, overnight in the form of a sleeping staff member who is able to be called upon should an emergency occur. This service incorporates all aspects and responsibilities of managing a household, including cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping and general maintenance where assessed as safe to do so. It also enables individuals to work on skills in physical and emotional resilience, whilst facing the challenges of living with others and learning to live a more independent life.

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  • Cooking 
  • Cleaning 
  • Budget Management 
  • Travel 
  • Safe use of technology 
  • Managing relationships 
  • Accessing the community

Supported living gives people the opportunity to experience having their own home for the first time. Individuals are given the opportunity to hold their own tenancy within a shared house, providing experiences of managing a household, building new relationships and living with a new found level of independence that they may not have received living at home.

The supported living team is small and familiar, enabling individuals to build strong relationships and trust with support staff who aim to build their independence, increase local engagement and allow them to live fulfilled lives. We pride ourselves on a low staff turnover rate in a sector where this is usually exceptionally high which we believe further improves the quality of support and reduced level of change for the individuals we are supporting. 

The Team

EMA’s supported living and respite services are led by a dedicated team with experience across various areas of Adult Social Care, providing a person centred and balanced approach to support.

Craig Hutton – Registered Manager

Kirstie Telfer – Care Manager

Enquiries for this service should be directed to

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