Do we need to re-think our approach to choice, and giving people with learning disabilities the choices that are spoken of?

There are two points that my Housing LIN viewpoint wishes to highlight: firstly, is there real choice if the housing solution promoted for people with learning disabilities is limited by supply? And secondly, is there real choice if we only offer one solution and thereby make an assumption about what the demand should be?

Written for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network by Dr Theresia Baumker, deputy for her brother with profound physical and learning disabilities and Director and Founder of Mannawell

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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