Our History

Established in 1998…

In 1998, there were a group of parents who had children who had a learning disability. All of the parents were concerned about the future for their children once they were no longer able to care for them.

With advice and assistance from various bodies, the parents successfully formed a group; Spire Preston Supported Living, to become a not-for-profit charitable organisation aiming to be a high-quality service provider of care and support to adults who have a learning disability in Preston and the surrounding district.

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Over time…

In 1999, we were successful in a National Lottery charities bid and therefore managed to set up an administrative office in 2000. The first office was in Preston Business Centre on Watling Street Road.

In the beginning, we only supporting three adults in one supported living house. Since then, we developed our own outreach service in 2011. A few years later in 2014, we grew further to include a volunteer service at Spire.

And now?

From the three individuals that started with us 20 years ago, we now provide support to 38 individuals in total. This is through our Supported Living, which involves eight supported living properties, and our Home Care services.

We outgrew the demands of our office and moved offices in 2016 to Derby House, on Lytham Road. With the move, this allowed for us to create more events for people to attend in a bigger space. Along with the services we provided, our events are something we are particularly proud of. One of which featured in the Lancashire Evening Post when we had our relaunch party.

If you would like to see what events we run, view our events page.

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Join the Team

We are looking for people to join our organisation as members and trustees.

What would you need to do if you became a member?

The role of our membership is simple. We want to keep you informed about our organisation and anything that we think is important for you to know. We will keep you updated with a quarterly newsletter and even an invitation to our Annual General Meeting.

For more information about membership and/or becoming a Trustee, please visit our Trustees page.