Finding our own way home – a ‘big’ conversation

The key results from research conducted into the housing opportunities and blockages for people with a learning disability and/or autism. Jointly written by the Housing LIN and Learning Disability England (LDE) and published in November 2020 amongst it’s findings are included:

  • There are now more people in their own home and ‘supported living’ and fewer people living in residential care
  • There are still a lot of people who are having difficulties trying to leave ‘assessment and treatment units’ to move into a home of their own
  • People are often offered a home in an existing property, such as a ‘shared house’ which may not be suitable for them, often with people they don’t know
  • There needs to be a quicker and less bureaucratic way of using grant funding from NHS England to develop housing for people who need to leave an assessment and treatment unit

Access and read the report and associated videos at:

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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