Key Learning Disabilities Subjects

Valuing People

In 2001, the UK Government set out an action plan that they hoped would improve the lives of everyone affected by learning disabilities in 'Valuing People Now - A Three Year Strategy for People with Learning Disabilities'.

Independent Living

People with a learning disability are able to live in many different kinds of housing, the resources here cover the range of options.

Older People

People with a learning disability are living longer and wanting to access the full range of housing options as any other older person.

Key resources

Department of Health Winterbourne View Review: Concordat

The Housing LIN has signed up to this important concordat and is committed to publish information that support our members to provide good quality care across health, housing and social care.

Planning and Commissioning Housing for People with Learning Disabilities - A Toolkit for Local Authorities

The Valuing People Team at the DH and Housing Options have produced a concise toolkit for councils and providers to help plan and commission wider housing choices for people with a learning disability.

The need for community: A study of housing for adults with learning disabilities

This report from the Centre for Social Justice analyses to what degree the current system of residential care and supported living schemes offers autonomy and control to adults with learning disabilities.

A Measure of Success - evaluation of extra care housing for people with learning disabilities

Housing LIN Report - The lessons from 10 projects to provide extra care housing specifically for people with a learning disability should be of interest to those involved in re-modelling services, campus closures or trying to create new provision for older people with a learning disability.

Building the right home - transforming care for people with a learning disability, autism or both

Jointly by NHS England, the LGA and ADASS, this new housing guidance supports NHS and local authority commissioners to expand the housing options available for this group of people who form part of the Transforming Care Programme.

Hospitals are not Homes: Transforming Care. Better care and support for people with learning disabilities and autism in England after Winterbourne

A booklet by The National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities and the National Valuing Families Forum

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