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A foot in the door: the early years of supported living for people with learning difficulties in the UK

Authors:
SIMONS Ken, WARD Linda
Publisher:
National Development Team
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
158p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Manchester

Reviews the experience of developing supported living in the UK, focusing in particular on the supported living programme set up by the National Development Team. Explores the principles of supported living, describes how these principles have been put into practice, outlines some of the barriers encountered during the development of supported living, and discusses the strategic implications of making supported living more widely available.

Journal article

Examples of individual supported living for adults with intellectual disability

Authors:
COCKS Errol, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 20(2), 2016, pp.100-108.
Publisher:
Sage
Place of publication:
London

Background: This article provides a qualitative account of four models of support for adults with intellectual disability in individual supported living (ISL) arrangements. Materials and Methods: Completion of the first 50 evaluations of 150 arrangements for the third phase of the ISL project provided the examples. Results: Four approaches are described: living alone, co-residency, relationship and host family. Within each type, wide variations occur particularly based on security of tenure, formal and informal support and management variations. Conclusion: Fifty evaluations so far illustrated a wide range of approaches to ISL, providing evidence of the critical importance of the formal and informal support environment and reinforcing the contention that ISL is appropriate for people with high support needs. (Publisher abstract)

Digital Media

No place like home: a DVD about people with learning disabilities living independently

Authors:
BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET LEARNING DISABILITY NETWORKS, LEWIS Michael, (Producers)
Publisher:
Your Say advocacy
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
DVD
Place of publication:
Bristol

In this film people with learning disabilities share their experiences of living independently. The individuals featured live in a variety of different settings and are supported to live independently in many different ways.

Journal article

Stepping out

Author:
PETERS Zelda
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, April 2011, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

There is currently a shortage of 'step down' or 'step down' services that provide the link between secure hospital or prison settings and independent living. Building Futures, a subsidiary of Turning Point, has developed a programme that involves working with commissioners to build services which fill gaps in care and meet local need. This produces more cost effective, relevant services and prevents out of area placements. The key features of the model are described.

Journal article

A silver lining

Author:
SNELL Janet
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 10(2), April 2009, pp.22-25.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Following the aftermath of the institutional abuse scandal in Cornwall, alternative accommodation needed to be found for many people with learning disabilities. This article outlines how people with high support needs are now experiencing independent living. Case studies of five individuals are included which illustrate how their lives have improved through supported living and shared ownership.

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Housing support for people with learning disabilities

Author:
HUDSON Bob
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 17.04.08, 2008, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Supporting people programmes are part of the personalised care agenda. The favoured model for providing housing and support to people with learning disabilities is some variant of supported housing or independent living. The Supporting People programme aims to improve housing related support to people who need help to retain their tenancies and secure independence. This article summarises the findings of research funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to examine the impact of the programme on people with learning disabilities in England. Although it reveals that most users are glad to be in their own home, it expresses some problems with the way Supporting people is working in practice.

Book

Reach: standards in supported living

Author:
GITSHAM Nicola, KINSELLA Peter, HILSON Nicola
Publisher:
Paradigm
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
100p.
Place of publication:
Birkenhead

This publication provides a clear definition of Supported Living together with a set of standards, best practice targets that can be applied to any service which says ‘we do Supported Living’. It focuses in particular on supported living for people with learning difficulties.

Book

Pushing open the door: housing options; the impact of a housing and support advisory service

Author:
SIMONS Ken
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Policy Press
Publication year:
2000
Place of publication:
York

An independent evaluation of the services provided by "Housing Options", an advisory service established to enable people with learning difficulties to access a much wider range of housing choices than has typically been available to them. Although "Housing Options" provides advice and information about a wide range of housing and support issues, it has a particular interest and expertise in the area of home ownership for people with learning difficulties, an option that, until recently, had largely been ignored by mainstream services.

Journal article

Love thy neighbour

Author:
MAY Malcolm
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.2.99, 1999, p.6.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author explains how consultation with close neighbours helped smooth the way for a staffed housing project for people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

Stress and the move into community accommodation

Authors:
BRAMSTON Paul, CUMMINS A. Robert
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 23(4), December 1998, pp.295-308.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

The move into community-based supported accommodation for people with an intellectual disability can be exciting and rewarding but also confusing, demanding and perhaps even frightening. This study follows the concerns and stresses of four Australian people with an intellectual disability for five months as they negotiate the trials and rewards of moving out into a flat in the community, with only drop-in support. Implications are drawn from the data for those involved in supporting people with an intellectual disability to move into supported accommodation.

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