People with learning disabilities often live together in small groups in a house or small development with round-the-clock support.
A house and a home
High Worple is a residential care home with a difference, offering culturally-specific care to Asian adults with learning disabilities. The team of Asian staff assist residents to learn invaluable life skills while encouraging and nurturing them to lead a more independent life. Julie Penfold reports.
A home of my own
Court ruling welcome but problems remain
The recent Supreme Court judgement which says that local authorities cannot take their finances into account when assessing people's need for social care is welcome, but more fundamental problems remain. The recent judgement in the KM vs Cambridgeshire County Council case made it clear that "resources are not to
Continuing concerns over learning disability residential care
Video: Ian Copeman on Housing Options
Ian Copeman, from Housing Options, gives a brief overview of the presentation he gave at the recent Learning Disability Today Conference and Exhibition in Manchester. In this video he talks about a housing menu - which explains the different types of accomodation and housing available, the challenges facing people with learning disabilities in accessing housing, and the success stories he's encountered.