Providing a bespoke supported living service for autistic adults, allowing them to live independently in their own home.

Caring for and empowering adults who live life through the lens of neurodiversity, is our life's work and our passion. 

We strongly believe that autistic people have significant strengths and given the right support, they can continue to learn and develop skills that enable them to participate as independent and valued citizens, enjoying equal rights and opportunities.

Our supported living service provides help and assistance allowing the adults in our care to live safely and as independently as possible. Our staff can provide care and support throughout the day and evening. They can include sleep-in duties or an on-call support covering every day of the year including public holidays. Staff are on-hand to help with personal and household tasks, for example, hygiene and dressing, medication, helping prepare meals and dealing with bills and letters.

We currently support people in within the following local authorities:

  • Sunderland
  • Newcastle
  • Durham
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland



Adults are supported by a dedicated care team who visit them in their own home. The team deliver the highest possible quality of care adopting a bespoke support to encourage independence. Regular contact and meeting with families are encouraged, to ease and worries and ensure involvement every step of the way.

Our driving aim is to provide an exemplary service which offers the following:

  • in-depth assessment and care planning process
  • full involvement of the adult and their families with regular surveys and feedback
  • a flexible, person-centred service 
  • bespoke programme of support designed to meet each person’s aspirations
  • a well-trained, motivated and consistent staff team offering practical and emotional support
  • a well-structured and supportive environment

Our services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and local authority commissioning officers to ensure they meet the standards for good care, support and health and safety. Our staff are recruited using a comprehensive programme which includes a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). Staff receive a structured induction and programme of training which includes all aspects of their duties and responsibilities for supporting each person in their home. This training is regularly refreshed and communicated through team meetings and supervisions.

What our parents say…

My son has lived in several NEAS residential homes, including 21 Thornhill, Belford and Cedar House, where he has been supported by some truly wonderful human beings. He now has his own bungalow and is part of the supported living programme, with an absolutely amazing team of carers who go above and beyond to give him a fantastic quality of life.

Find out more

For more information contact:

Christine Richmond or Peter Mountain

By telephone: 0191 410 9974