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Housing and residential services

Author:
HEGINBOTHAM Chris
Publisher:
Campaign for People with Mental Handicap
Publication year:
1986
Pagination:
8p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London
Journal article

Whose backyard is it anyway?

Author:
PUDDICOMBE Bill
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 4.3.93, 1993, p.11.

Discusses the issues involved in developing housing projects foe people with learning disabilities.

Journal article

Home sharing and people with intellectual disabilities: a qualitative exploration

Authors:
HOLE Rachelle, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 12(4), 2015, pp.279-287.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Home sharing is a fast-growing residential option in British Columbia (BC), Canada; yet little empirical research exists specific to home sharing. In BC, home sharing is defined as a living situation when one or more adults with an intellectual disability share a home with another person or unrelated family who is paid to provide residential and, at times, additional support as needed. The authors report the findings of a qualitative study exploring home sharing and the factors that contribute to quality home sharing. Guided by interpretive description, a qualitative method, individual interviews exploring participants’ experiences of home sharing were conducted with 68 individuals (22 individuals with ID, 33 home share providers, and 13 family members). Constant comparison was used to analyse the data. Key factors to perceived instances of successful home sharing included (1) finding a good match between the individual with ID and the provider, (2) engaging in proactive planning, (3) ensuring effective supports to maintain the sustainability of the home share that promotes balancing the independence of and support for the individual, and (4) being attuned to the relational dynamics among all stakeholders. The findings have implications for implementing policies and practices pertaining home sharing. The authors conclude that emphasis should be put on flexible and appropriate residential supports that address the person's changing needs where the home share relationship facilitates the individual's healthy lifestyle, well-being, independence, valued social roles, and social inclusion. Additionally, a clearly articulated system of monitoring to ensure safety should be part of all home share arrangements subject to the wishes of the individual with ID. (Publisher abstract)

Journal article

A place of my own

Author:
MCGOOGAN Mark
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, April 2011, pp.14-16.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The different housing options that are available to people with learning disabilities are discussed. These include mainstream social housing, the ethical private sector, shared ownership and ownership. The article emphasises the importance of giving people with learning disabilities the opportunities to live in an ordinary street like everyone else.

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Valuing people now and housing for people with learning disabilities

Author:
DH CARE NETWORKS. Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publisher:
DH Care Networks. Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
London

On 19 January 2009, the Department of Health launched a cross-government strategy, Valuing People Now - a new three year strategy for people with learning disabilities. This Housing LIN Briefing No27 summarises key sections and issues arising from the Strategy and its Delivery Plan. The focus is on housing with care and support, and independent living.

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Learning disability: campus closure programme revenue grant: 2008-2011

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
14p.
Place of publication:
London

Ring-fenced CSR revenue funding, to help with transitional costs incurred with the reprovision of people with learning disabilities from campus accommodation, is now being allocated. The lettersets out the determination and conditions of the grant and allocations by local authority.

Book

Living alone or with others: housing and support for people with learning disabilities

Authors:
KING Nigel, HARKER Maurice
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
27p.
Place of publication:
London

A guide for family carers, social workers and those who wish to find out more about the different housing and support options for people with learning disabilities. Explains the various choices, how to access housing and what support people can find.

Book

Residential provision for people with learning disabilities: a research review

Authors:
HATTON Chris, EMERSON Eric
Publisher:
University of Manchester. Hester Adrian Research Centre
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
25p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

The aims of the review were fourfold: to produce an authoritative comprehensive summary of existing research relating to the characteristics, quality and costs of differing forms of residential provision for people with learning disabilities in the UK; to utilise 1991 Census data to describe the nature of current residential provision for this client group; to begin to map out, through a process of consultation with a wide range of organisations and visits to services, the defining characteristics and aims of differing approaches to residential provision; and to generate a list of recommendations concerning the conduct of future research  into alternative forms of residential provision for people with learning disabilities.

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Strategies for change: implementing valuing people at the local level: developing housing and support options: lessons from research

Author:
HATTON Chris
Publisher:
University of Lancaster. Institute for Health Research
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
24p.
Place of publication:
Lancaster

The White Paper Valuing People presents a wide-ranging agenda for change right across the spectrum of supports for people with learning disabilities. Much of this change is directed at the strategic planning level, including actions specified in the White Paper and forthcoming implementation guidance concerning housing services. Commissioners are clearly under considerable pressure to attend to the details of these actions and guidelines.

Journal article

Some trends in the use of accommodation support services for people with intellectual disabilities in Australia

Author:
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE (AIHW)
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 30(2), June 2005, pp.120-124.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

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