‘Living independently is important to me because I can be like my friends who don’t have a disability’
– Robyn, Langdon member
Independent lives need independent homes. Langdon currently manages 64 flats and shared houses in the heart of London and Manchester’s Jewish communities, providing adapted, accessible Jewish homes for 95 Members.
Langdon flats and houses are all highly personalised to suit the needs of the people living there. Properties are kitted out with adapted bathrooms and kosher kitchens, with round-the-clock live-in carers where necessary.
More than just a service
We do more than just put a roof over our Members’ heads. Livingness, within supported living services, is about providing support to our Members to live independently and to help their families through what can be a difficult transition when their loved one leaves home.
We support our Members and their families through the challenge of adjusting to such a big life change. Parents and Members plan the move together with a Langdon support worker who’s there for them every step of the way.
Our Members have their own rooms which they can personalise, and they have independence to come and go as they please – whether that is to go to work or meet friends through our social programmes. The supporting living programme means Members have the opportunity to cook, socialise and host Shabbat dinners together, just as any young Jewish person would do in their own home. That’s Livingness.
‘I’ve lived by myself for almost 10 years now. Some things about living on my own are harder. I don’t like being alone or taking the bin out, or cleaning the floor.
I share a house with three housemates. I like living with them. We play football in the garden and watch TV together. I enjoy cooking and eating my favourite meal – eggs on toast with mushrooms.
I really like living by myself and being independent.’
– Hadley, Langdon Member