The REACH standards are a set of voluntary standards recommended by CQC (in ‘Registering the Right Support’ 2017) that introduce the fundamental principles of Support for LIVING.

They remain the only nationally recognised standards underpinning ‘supported living’. The 9 standards are:

I choose where I live.

I choose who I live with.

I have my own home (with a tenancy or ownership)

I choose who supports me and how I am supported

I choose my friend and my relationships

I get help to make changes in my life

I choose how to be healthy and safe

I choose how I am part of the community

I have the same rights and responsibilities as other citizens.

The REACH Standards

Practical Guide 2019

The REACH Standards Practical Guide (A free download) will be launched at the end of September 2019.  

To support organisations to bring Reach to life we will be offering a NEW one day ‘Introduction to Reach’ course. 

In addition to the co-facilitated training (with a self-advocate or family member), organisations will become members of the Reach Network and have access to an online toolkit.  This toolkit will include tips for mapping to regulatory outcomes e.g. CQC and Care Inspectorates, new Reach films, three webinars a year, resources and an online library to support your work.

It is an exciting set of resources to bring the REACH Standards alive and to support ALL to aspire to give the best support possible, no matter how challenging times are.

More information very soon!  Please check back here later.

‘The Reach Standards are an essential tool in helping providers to meet their responsibilities to support people to live an ordinary life. That is why we recommend that providers consider how The Reach Standards are met when developing and providing services for people with a learning disability and/or autism.’

Deborah Ivanova. Deputy Chief Inspector (London and South), Adult Social Care. Care Quality Commission

REACH resource kit

What’s Inside?


A free PDF document on ‘The REACH Standards’


How REACH connects to KLOES, TLAP etc


A person’s human rights check


Interactive work sheets for each standard


REACH films


Pack of conversation starter cards for the team


Invitation to 3 webinars per year




REACH is one of the pieces of work we are most passionate about at Paradigm as we see the impact it has in organisations, so DO give us a call to find out more or ask questions.

To talk through your needs contact or call 020 8870 8643.

Thank you for sending the new REACH materials. They are excellent and I particularly appreciated the emphasis on the idea that we are talking about a PROCESS rather than an event; a CONVERSATION rather than a checklist.


Operations Manager, Bristol

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