All our staff are recruited using a comprehensive programme which includes a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) for every staff member working in the homes. On successful employment to the Society, staff complete a structured induction and program of training which includes all aspects of their duties and responsibilities for supporting each person in their home. Training include specific autism, communication and sensory sessions, health and safety, emergency first aid and the management of medication. All staff complete safeguarding alerter training (Adults and Children) with management undertaking more advanced sessions including managing the safeguarding environment. This training is refreshed regularly and is communicated through team meetings and supervisions.

Each staff member has regular supervision and an annual appraisal to assess their performance and bring suggestions of improvement to the home. Staff are trained to understand and support the individual’s health and safety needs and promote independence whilst limiting the risks involved to the individual. Each service user has a bespoke risk management plan which forms part of their overall Care Plan and Individual Support Plan.

As part of their tenancy agreement service users are encouraged and supported to manage the maintenance of their home by reporting to the housing provider any repairs that are required to keep their home safe.

Safety is paramount for all staff, service users and family members and NEAS strives to ensure that safety is at the forefront of everything we do.

All our services meet CQC standards in compliance for safety. 

For more information about Supported Living please call:

Peter Mountain on 0191 410 9974 or email