REACH SUPPORT FOR LIVING
THE REACH STANDARDS PRACTICAL GUIDE
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. The Reach Practical Guide encourages us all to stay refreshingly curious and committed to discovering what a good, ordinary life looks like for each person we support. Acting on what we discover will enable all to design a person’s housing, and support them to avoid ‘slotting’ people into predetermined systems. Fundamentally, The Reach Standards remind us about the human rights of all and our duty to protect these.
The Reach Standards remain the only nationally recognised standards underpinning ‘supported living’. The 9 standards are:
‘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, CQC
To hear a podcast with Paradigm’s Sally Warren talking about Reach and support for living with Lisa Brown, Listen here..
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE REACH Standards Practical Guide
The Reach Standards Practical Guide is available as a FREE download.
To support organisations to bring Reach to life, we have 5 training offers for you to choose from HERE. Each offer gives you access to a Gr8 toolkit.
The Introduction to Reach Training Offer
REACH TOOL kit
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
Pack of conversation starter cards for the team
Invitation to 3 webinars per year
ExampleS FROM THE TOOLKIT
TALK TO PARADIGM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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