About Us – What We Do2018-11-08T22:42:45+00:00

We are passionate about supporting adults with intellectual disabilities to develop their unique capabilities and live rich and meaningful lives.

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What we do.
Bayley House offers a warm, vibrant and close-knit community.
As a for-purpose organisation with experience spanning seven decades, we thrive on supporting the wellbeing of people with intellectual disability as they live, learn, create and belong.
We harness individual talents, energy and enthusiasm to provide life skills, stimulating experiences and new opportunities through strengths-based and person-centred active support.
Our vibrant community brings passion and commitment to disability advocacy, skills development, independence and self-determination.
Our vision:
For all people with intellectual disability to live the life they choose.
Our mission:
We value the inherent worth of every individual. We create opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities to explore and grow. We build inclusive community connections.
Our values:
We respect the strength of the connections between individuals, families, staff and volunteers. We actively support individuals and their families to realise their goals and aspirations. We are accountable for high quality and sustainable services. We treat everyone with respect and act with integrity. We are a learning organisation.

Quality.
Bayley House is committed to continuous improvement within its service provision and our Quality team works to maintain and achieve all relevant compliance and accreditation requirements.
We have achieved accreditation against the Humans Services and Quality Improvement Council Standards. We embrace best practice in the disability sector, such as the implementation of active support training for staff.
Our extensive Quality Management System is accessible to all staff, and is updated and maintained to ensure it supports quality practices.

Our History.
Bayley House first opened its doors in 1951 as the Brighton & District Branch of the Helping Hand Association, born from the vision of a group of parents with a desire to provide educational opportunities for children with an intellectual disability.
Today, more than 65 years later, we cater for adults, from school-leavers to seniors, through the delivery of a diverse range of day activities and supported living options. We support over 200 individuals with an intellectual disability and their families.
The people we support come from over 20 different cultural backgrounds and have a range of intellectual disabilities. Many also have secondary conditions such as physical, sensory or psychiatric disability.
The history of Bayley House is captured beautifully in this book entitled A special place: a history of Bayley House Brighton. It’s well worth a read to appreciate our place in the lives of many people and our journey over the decades.
View more Bayley House photos here.

What we do

Bayley House offers a warm, vibrant and close-knit community.

As a for-purpose organisation with experience spanning seven decades, we thrive on supporting the wellbeing of people with intellectual disability as they live, learn, create and belong.

We harness individual talents, energy and enthusiasm to provide life skills, stimulating experiences and new opportunities through strengths-based and person-centred active support.

Our vibrant community brings passion and commitment to disability advocacy, skills development, independence and self-determination.

Our vision:
For all people with intellectual disability to live the life they choose.
Our mission:
We value the inherent worth of every individual. We create opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities to explore and grow. We build inclusive community connections.
Our values:
We respect the strength of the connections between individuals, families, staff and volunteers. We actively support individuals and their families to realise their goals and aspirations. We are accountable for high quality and sustainable services. We treat everyone with respect and act with integrity. We are a learning organisation.

Our participants

We currently work with over 200 people, from school-leavers to seniors. We want people to live to the full, and we offer fantastic opportunities. We harness individuals’ unique talents, energy and enthusiasm.

Participants Jodi
JODI
Jodi enjoys all the Bayley House activities, but especially dancing, cooking, art and computers.
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Participants Sophia
SOPHIA
Sophia is particularly talented in handcrafts and is a treasured senior member of our community.
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Participants Georgina
GEORGINA
Public speaking, fashion, retail art, yoga, Workplace Training, drama and are all part of Georgina’s full life.
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Participants Fin
FIN
Working at Coles North Brighton several hours a week has had a huge impact on Fin.
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Participants Mary
MARY
Mary lives with her housemates in one of our supported accommodation homes, enjoying great independence.
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Quality

Bayley House is committed to continuous improvement within its service provision and our Quality team works to maintain and achieve all relevant compliance and accreditation requirements.

We have achieved accreditation against the Humans Services and Quality Improvement Council Standards. We embrace best practice in the disability sector, such as the implementation of active support training for staff.

Our extensive Quality Management System is accessible to all staff, and is updated and maintained to ensure it supports quality practices.

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Our history

Bayley House first opened its doors in 1951 as the Brighton & District Branch of the Helping Hand Association, born from the vision of a group of parents with a desire to provide educational opportunities for children with an intellectual disability.

Today, more than 65 years later, we cater for adults, from school-leavers to seniors, through the delivery of a diverse range of day activities and supported living options. We support over 200 individuals with an intellectual disability and their families.

The people we support come from over 20 different cultural backgrounds and have a range of intellectual disabilities. Many also have secondary conditions such as physical, sensory or psychiatric disability.

The history of Bayley House is captured beautifully in this book entitled A special place: a history of Bayley House Brighton. It’s well worth a read to appreciate our place in the lives of many people and our journey over the decades.

View more Bayley House photos here.

Bayley House History-A Special Place