Supported Living

Providing accommodation and support for adults with disabilities to live as independently as possible, make their own choices and enjoy being a part of the communities around them.


A bespoke service offering a wide range of informal learning and leisure activities to adults with learning disabilities encouraging social interaction and integration.


Providing fully supported work opportunities with local businesses allowing adults with learning disabilities to be part of a team, develop new skills and build confidence and independence.

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The Rossendale Trust story

1972 – Our story begins with two local families who both had disabled children. Living in Sutton near Macclesfield, there was no respite provision available in the area to families who had children with disabilities and together, they were determined to change that.

1973 – Their next step was to find a suitable property and through the sale of their own homes, Rossendale Hall in Sutton was purchased and both families moved in. Their dream was to construct a purpose built respite unit in the Hall grounds. To do this, they needed to raise a serious amount of money and so the fundraising began.  

1976 – It took three years to reach their fundraising goal but with the generous support of many people in the local area, the short stay unit was opened to provide respite care to families with disabled children.

Support worker and tenant smiling

1980 onwards – Over time, it was decided that the Trust would move away from the provision of just respite care and into the full time residential care for adults with learning and physical disabilities, which remains our core service to this day.

2008 – This saw the start of the transition from a residential care model to the provision of care in a supported living environment, a change which was taking place nationally. This fundamental difference meant the Trust would deliver a supported care service which was personal to each individual.

2009 – 2011 – At the Rossendale Hall site, two purpose built accommodation blocks were constructed, each offering 4 x 4 person apartments giving the Trust more capacity to welcome new tenants.  The Trust also introduced Oakwood, a service offering an extensive programme of activities to adults with learning disabilities that is used by tenants and the wider community.  

Man with learning disability serving customers in cafe

2013 – A major purpose built development was completed alongside the canal in Macclesfield offering 7 shared apartments, providing accommodation for 16 tenants.  During this time the Trust also launched WorkTaste, a supported employment scheme giving tenants the chance to work with other people in the community, whilst learning and developing new skills.

Today – The Trust has continued to invest in more properties and today has nine sites situated across Sutton, Macclesfield and Buxton where over 70 tenants live full time, supported by more than 200 dedicated staff.

Looking to the future, the Trust believes that it must continue to grow in order to properly meet the demand within the community for this type of service. Our vision however, will remain the same – to create an environment where each person can have real choices in their own lives, achieve more independence and fulfil their potential.

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Our Core Values

Warm The Trust is a homely environment where everyone feels welcome and well supported. Respectful We respect and appreciate others for their individual beliefs, passions, goals and choices, whilst embracing person centred care. Inclusive The Trust provides an inclusive environment where people of all backgrounds can come together and feel valued.

The Rossendale Trust Ltd,
Rossendale Hall, Hollin Lane,
SK11 0HR

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