Independent living - safe as houses?

This Housing LIN Viewpoint No 63 draws attention to some of the current issues faced by both managers and front line workers when working with the Safeguarding Agenda and the Mental Capacity Act. It also looks at some thorny issues, like the importance of the ability of staff to communicate clearly, and the omnipresent cuts in training budgets. Whilst not seeking to give definitive answers, it is hoped that the topics will provide a starting point for further thought and discussion.