Key Learning Disabilities Subjects

Personal stories

A collection of personal stories and examples of everyday experiences of people with a learning disability about their housing and care circumstances.

Transforming Care

A selection of housing related resources for TCP’s include Local Authorities Transforming Care Partnerships leads to help plan or commission services for people with a learning disability.

Improving housing choice and supply

A range of documents that help set out the housing choices and supply of mainstream and specialist housing that can enable people with a learning disability live independently.

Funding

Information on sources of capital and revenue funding to develop and manage accommodation for people with a learning disability – need access to HCA and HOLD as well as NHS capital.

Design and technology

Resources on how better design and the use of technology enabled care can support people with a learning disability live independently.

Legislation

Information on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the legislative framework for deprivation of liberty and adult safeguarding.

Valuing People Now

This section provides ‘legacy’ information of the then Government's vision for people with a learning disability, across a range of services based on four key principles of rights, independence, choice, and inclusion.

Directory of DH funded schemes

A record of schemes funded by the Department of Health’s capital programme, including independent living for people with a learning disability or autism.

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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