Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who have a mental health condition or display behaviour that challenges

NHS England have published a draft national framework designed to improve the care of people with learning disabilities, shifting services away from hospital care and towards community-based settings.

It contains a draft 'service model' with 9 overarching principles which define what 'good' services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism whose behaviour challenges should look like, including one on providing greater choice and security in housing.

In particular, the principle 4 states: "I have a choice about where I live and who I live with". The accompanying section (pp27-29) outlines how the right home, environment and people can improve independence and quality of life, and help individuals manage behaviours that challenge and reduce the risks to themselves and others.