About Us

Who we are

Valley Supported Living is a small, family-led, not-for-profit organisation supporting adults with a variety of disabilities in a person-centred way, to live fulfilling lives, as independently as possible, in accordance with their own wishes and preferences.

We are based in the Rossendale valley but will work throughout the Lancashire and the surrounding areas, to support people in their local community.

Valley Supported Living is a registered Charity, run by a small board of Trustees – many of whom are parents of the people we support, ensuring our service users really are at the centre of our service delivery. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and you can read a copy of our latest inspection report here. VSL is also a Preferred Provider of Lancashire County Council.

Mission statement

We strive to provide the highest quality support to individuals in their own homes, enabling them to live as comfortably, safely and independently as possible. We will encourage and support individuals to live meaningful and fulfilling lives, taking an active role in their local community, whilst respecting the personal wishes and individual preferences.

We endeavour to assist each of the people we support to develop to their full potential and wish to maximise quality of life and continuously improve outcomes.

We believe that in so doing, we will become the care provider of first choice with East Lancashire, for adults with learning disabilities and their families.


The spark of an idea began when, in 2003, a group of like-minded parents, each with a child with learning disabilities and approaching adulthood, had a vision for a different kind of service which could support their children to live their own lives, as they chose, in the local area. In 2004, this became formally known as Valley Supported Living.

They joined the Federation of Local Supported Living Groups and appointed a forward-thinking manager who shared their vision and commitment to person-centred practices – Shaun Price. They were successful in gaining grant funding from the Big Lottery Fund and became accredited by the social care inspectorate. Shaun led the company, and the families, as they planned for and began the transition process with a number of individuals. The organisation grew steadily and by 2011 was supporting nine individuals across four properties within Rossendale, each with very differing needs.

In 2013, the manager retired and feeling the impact of the Government’s austerity measures, the organisation has undergone a process of restructuring. Valley Supported Living has now appointed a new manager to lead the next stage of its development and growth, and having extended our geographical reach, we are keen to support individuals across East Lancashire and  surrounding areas. We also hope to extend the scope of services we provide and are keen to hear from the local community about their needs and the types of services they would like to see.

About Us October 26, 2015


Valley Supported Living is Recruiting Support workers – permanent/bank

Are you flexible, enthusiastic and motivated to make a real difference?

Do you want to be part of a team providing first class support to young adults with learning disabilities?

Do you get satisfaction from supporting people to lead full and fun-filled lives? We want to hear from you now!

We offer competitive pay and conditions, enhancements for waking nights, comprehensive induction, personalised training programmes and ongoing support.

We are currently seeking staff to work at properties in Rawtenstall and Haslingden on both a permanent and bank basis with a range of hours negotiable to suit the ideal candidates.

If you are interested please send you CV to info@valley-supported-living.org.uk

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