What people say about us

At Larkstone Supported Living in Devon, listening and responding to what people say about our supported living, outreach and respite and short break services are key to how we develop and move forward.

Here’s what some of our service users’ families say about Larkstone and our services.

“Since my brother moved to Larkstone his confidence has improved, his diet has improved and, thanks to the support he receives, he is able to achieve much more.

“Probably for the first time in his life, he is enjoying a social life of his own. Not only is he now much happier, he also feels safer as he knows he has someone to call on if he needs help.”

Sister of a Larkstone service user

“Larkstone is a wonderful environment with such caring staff, we are very happy with him living there.”

Parent of a Larkstone service user

“We wish that this provision for J had been available before. We as a family are very happy that J is settled.”

Relative of a Larkstone service user

“It is good that C doesn’t need me now and has a good life at Larkstone.”

Parent of a Larkstone service user

“Extremely pleased with how well B is settling in to Larkstone and how well staff are supporting B and his family.”

Relative of a Larkstone service user

“I thank you again for all your help and express once again how pleased I was to see how well cared for and loved J was.”

Relative of a Larkstone service user

When I was 18 years old things were not good at home with family. I spoke to my social worker about moving out of my home and they then found Larkstone Supported Living. I came to look around and really liked it, and then moved in in January.
At the start I was very nervous, but over time and after having support I have come a long way – thanks to staff promoting my independence.
I now have a volunteer job and work twice a week and attend activities in the week which has helped me with socialising and gaining confidence.
I still go home, having a much better relationship with my family and I now enjoy my visits home. After I moved in I discussed with support staff how I wanted my weekly support and this is regularly reviewed to meet my needs. I now manage my own money and finances.
I regularly give feedback about my support and about any new staff who may support me.
– JT (Service User of LSL)

My names Barry Whitehead but I like to be called Baz man. When I came to Larkstone a year ago it was the first time I had lived in my own flat, I didn’t know how to cook or look after myself very well.
While I have been here I have made lots of new friends and my Support workers have helped me to learn how to cook for myself, keep myself smart and manage my money. I am much more independent and I am able to do a lot of things for myself that I couldn’t do before.
I enjoy playing pool in the bar area with other service users and playing football. I have joined a tennis club and I like to go out with other service users and staff to my local pub to play darts and pool.
I am happy here and I am glad that I still see my family a lot.

For more information about our supported living, outreach, respite and short break services in Devon, please contact us.

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