Independent Living

As you or your son or daughter gets older, you may start thinking about where you/they will live. Some people decide to stay at home while others decide to move into supported living accommodation.

Supported living is living in your own home, with support. More and more adults with Down’s syndrome are choosing to move out and live in their own home. However, supported living isn’t right for everyone, and it’s up to you to consider your options and make a decision that’s best for you.

Find more information and resources about supported living on the Down’s Syndrome Association website.


Maryfield is the stepping stone to independent living, where bespoke care plans are tailored to the needs of individuals. Working in partnership Uplands Educational Trust and Sanctuary Housing Group provide independent living for young adults aged 18 – 25. Each flat has an open plan living and kitchen area, separate bathroom and bedroom. There is use of communal kitchen and living areas where a program of social activities are offered. Additional bathing facilities and communal laundry room are also located on the ground floor.

Galax Care

Galax Care provides Supported Living Services to adults with learning difficulties and autism in the South West and beyond.

• Floating Support
• Skill Development
• 24/7 Care
• Transitional Support
• Social and community activities
• Housing
• Budgeting & Financial Support
• Personal Care

For more information contact 01793 915095 or email

Swindon Down's Syndrome Group