Omega Elifar runs five small, friendly residential homes
where people with learning disabilities can live and
Our service users are at the heart of everything we do and
the care we provide is tailored to suit the needs of each
The name ELIFAR stands for Every Life Is For A Reason, a
philosophy which reminds us all that everyone deserves to enjoy
comfort and happiness in life.
Of course, this sometimes isn't easy to achieve for those
with severe disability, but we make every effort to strive for
And the help we give can often be life changing in cases
where these individuals and their families have been under enormous
physical and emotional strain.
We are a new company that is unique in combining Elifar's
decades of experience in providing loving, dedicated support for
people with disabilities, with the professional expertise of the
We are not an institutional set-up with a strict regime,
rather we provide homes where people have the independence to
We have a high ratio of staff to service users - and our
staff are carefully chosen on the basis of their empathy and
understanding of our aims and philosophy.
We work hard to involve families in the decisions we
"I can't praise Omega Elifar
highly enough. Our Son is very happy and has gone from
strength to strength." Mother of
service user at Churchfields.
We run three homes for adults with learning difficulties and
another which provides specialist support for individuals with
learning difficulties and dementia related conditions, these are
spread around three villages nestling in the picturesque
countryside of the Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex
We enjoy easy access to the A3 and locations such as
Guildford, Aldershot and Portsmouth are within a 30-mile radius.
London is just an hours drive away.
The surrounding community offers a range of facilities our
service users can enjoy, including swimming, bowling, ice-skating
and the cinema, libraries and theatres, schools and local colleges
providing further education for adults with learning
We believe in promoting independence and developing the
skills and abilities of each individual, helping them use ordinary
services in the local community and having the opportunity to mix
with ordinary people.
We avoid over-protectiveness but at the same time we ensure
that any risks are acceptable and kept to a
"All service users have the same
rights as any other citizen. Although the individuals who live here
may have different abilities than ourselves, they are people with
feelings, dreams, ideas, wants and
needs." Equality - one of
our Core Values
We are a small company so our managers know our service
users and follow their progress: it is part of our 'person-centred'
And we make sure relatives are included in decision-making
and are able to give their views.
When people in our homes need changes in their lives, when
problems arise or opportunities come up, we speak to the service
user's 'circle of support' - so their independent advocate, family,
social worker and speech and language therapist are all
Their achievements are something our founder Hilary Marsden
would have been proud of.
Omega Elifar Limited aims to achieve the most rewarding
possible lifestyle for our service users to enable them to develop
a fulfilling life in the community, to constantly seek to improve
and to be responsive to the changing needs and wishes of the people
we support. It is our aim that people who use our service
should be valued, with the same rights as others to live in society
as respected citizens. This is to be achieved by promoting
choice and providing opportunities in day-to-day situations,
working alongside rather than for the individual. We will
maintain a climate in which individuality, independence and
personal dignity are respected whilst providing support and
simulation to enable Service Users to live life to the