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 NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme 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.


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.


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

Supported housing in England: Estimating need and costs to 2040

Commissioned by the National Housing Federation (NHF), this report presents analysis on the need for supported housing, including housing for older people, in England to 2040 and the cost of meeting this need in terms of development, rent, service charges and support.

Supported housing for people with learning disabilities and autistic people in England

Research published by Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network and Housing LIN provides the most up to date information on the size, scope, cost, support and importantly future needs of supported housing in England for individuals with a learning disability and autistic people.

Finding our way home – a ‘big’ conversation

This report, jointly written by the Housing LIN and Learning Disability England, outlines the key results from research conducted into the housing circumstances and opportunities for people with a learning disability and/or autism. 

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.

Making the funding system of supported housing work for all people with a learning disability: Specialised Supported Housing

This report commissioned by Mencap and written by the Housing LIN, provides a useful insight into Specialist Supported Housing by drawing on examples of good practice that can inform the debate around funding for supported housing into the future.

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

Supporting Transforming Care - Building the Right Home

The Housing LIN is committed to supporting you improve the independent living choices of people with learning disabilities. Learn about how we can help localities develop a better range of housing choices.

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