This wide ranging action plan brings together, in one place, the commitments that have been made by different organisations to realise these aims. It aims to make further and faster progress, and drive long-term change for people with a learning disability and autistic people.
The government’s 'Building the Right Support' document is an action plan intended to support people with a learning disability and autistic people to live an ordinary life and fulfil their aspirations, in their own home. The action plan seeks to do this by:
- Strengthening community support
- Reducing the overall reliance on specialist inpatient care in mental health hospitals. It notes that 48% of people whose care plan detailed ‘a delayed transfer of care’ had a lack of suitable housing as a reason for their delayed discharge, and
- Improving the experience of people with a learning disability and autistic people across public services such as health, social care, education, employment, housing and justice
On the housing elements, the document seeks to make sure that the right housing, care, and support is available in the community. Actions listed include investment to boost the supply of new supported housing and to improve the understanding of the size, cost, and demand of this sector.
In addition, with regard to adapting existing homes, it refers the Disabled Facilities Grant arrangements administered by local authorities.