All the other Lucys is a registered charity set up to provide supported living services to adults who have a learning disability and/or are on the autism spectrum. Our board of trustees set up the charity in 2017 to look at options around housing/working for Lucy (of All The Other Lucys fame) who was leaving Lufton college and wanted to stay in the Yeovil area.

Our Story so far:

In 2017, when a rather incredible young adult Lucy was nearing the end of her college career, we were faced with very few options that would give Lucy the freedom and sense of independence we felt she deserved.

We had an idea: to create a safe and secure home for Lucy and other young adults with differing needs, to enable them to have their own safe space in which they would be supported sufficiently to live independently of their families and be as self-sufficient as they could be in the local community. and that gave them genuine choices in the way they wanted to live. Equally, to provide them with work opportunities in Yeovil and, where appropriate, be financially rewarded in a way that young adults with learning difficulties or those on the autism spectrum aren’t usually recognised for.

We’re really proud to report three key milestones:

  1. Acquiring and launching our first home in Yeovil for Lucy and her friends Robin & Emma, who settled in very quickly in September 2019.
  2. Attracting the best local expert support staff to run the home.
  3. Getting through the challenges of lockdowns and Covid restrictions for our young adults who could be considered more at risk.
Our tenants are very happy in their home, where they feel supported and valued as planned. When they’re not enduring Covid restrictions, they have various jobs and activities throughout the week that usually means they fall into bed shattered. And they’ve all enjoyed the large garden where each have got involved in redesigning, planting and maintaining with gusto!

We’re proud to report that All The Other Lucys is a financially viable charity, however any additional support is always welcome: not least as we’re keen to purchase a minibus so that individual carers aren’t responsible for driving tenants in their own vehicles.

Our ambition is to roll this model out to other counties in England, so please get in touch if you’re able to support us financially or in terms of time and expertise. Thank you:

steve@alltheotherlucys.co.uk


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