Not really! The Supported Living model is largely just like living in either a shared house where you pay rent for a room and the use of communal areas, or living on your own in a rented property. You pay your own rent and living expenses and your own (or shared) household bills from your benefit income. Support can either be 1:1 staffing or shared with other occupants. The placing (or funding) Authority (Council or Health board) decides how much support is required for each person (what they need help with, how many hours per week) and pays the Support Provider, Green Valley Care, to provide it.