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Welcome to Linkability

Linkability is a registered Charity with its registered office in Chorley, Lancashire. Linkability will assist people with learning difficulties get homes, care and support. In November 2009 it established a branch office in Heywood, developing existing and new services for RMBC.

In early 2016 we were really pleased to start working with West Lancs Positive Living.  Now WLPL are called Linkability and we run their services from Malthouse Business Centre in Ormskirk, working alongside the staff and people who are supported, their families, and local professionals.

We do this in partnership with health, Social Services, housing providers and other local voluntary faith organisations.

Linkability is committed to providing the very best care or personal support required in order to meet the needs of people using its services it achieves this by making sure staff are well trained to the specific needs of the people concerned.

When someone comes to us requesting our help, we listen to the views of the person needing that help, the views of the people who know them well and views of the people who care for them most. Collectively we produce a ‘person centred’ plan for care and support.

Linkability helps people with learning disabilities to live their own lives by:

  • Helping people find accommodation in partnership with Housing Providers
  • Care and personal support
  • Tailored to individuals
  • Located near to where people want to live
  • This can be in or around Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and The Borough of Rochdale

Linkability have dedicated staff working with individuals, groups and organisations

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Their families
  • Health Authorities and health workers
  • Social Services
  • The voluntary sector

Linkability GDPR and Your Privacy

Linkability has always been aware that personal data is highly sensitive and understands that the people we support, their families, the people we employ, professionals and our suppliers and contractors have a right to their personal data being handled by us correctly and in accordance with the law.

On 25th May 2018 the law will change and the old data protection laws with be strengthened by the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation known as GDPR.

We have always looked after confidential information very well and welcome the introduction of the additional protection that GDPR will bring especially in this modern age where we are increasingly working by email and more sophisticated software systems.

We are now working hard to ensure that the demands of GDPR are met. Please understand that we may make further changes to the way we work as we receive clearer guidance to what is required of us.

Josephine Adshead

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and DATA CONTROLLER

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There’s a rare opportunity for a person to live at our small registered home in Euxton near Chorley!

The bungalow is currently home to three women who are keen to welcome a fourth person into their lovely home.

The staff who work there are skilled in supporting people who have complex health care needs,  may need support to take their medication and food via  a PEG, use a wheelchair at home or to get out and about.

The bungalow is spacious and homely and has both waking and sleep in staff at night. During the day each of the women are supported to get out and about in the community to do the things they enjoy. They love holidays, sports, social activities, music, concerts, dancing, the theatre and even ice skating and skiing!

If you or your loved one has a learning and physical disability is over 16 and would like to live a busy and independent life in a new home call 01257 241899 to learn more about this exciting opportunity.