technology in the home
There are an increasing number of devices available that can help people with learning disabilities to live more independently in their home.
Exclusive video: LDT London - Paul Richards on Q-Kit
At Learning Disability Today 2013 Paul Richards introduced delegates to Southdown housing's Q-Kit. The Q-Kit is a quaility checking tool designed by people with learning disabilites. Watch highlights of how the kit enables people with learning disabilities to focus on what makes good support and therefore a good life, below.
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More than words
A home of my own
Premium feature: Designed for life - adding assistive technology to housing designs
In the drive towards supported living for adults with autism,the layout of the accommodation can be overlooked - but good design can be crucial in enhancing a person's quality of life, says Andrew Brand.
For adults with autism, the environment in which they live can have a profound impact on their wellbeing. If it does not suit their needs, it can exacerbate behaviours that may inhibit their progress and diminish motivation and confidence.
But housing that is designed around them and their condition has been shown to havea positive effect, helping them to feel more settled, enhancing their confidence and motivation to take part in their community.
Designed for living