Learning Disability Today
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Home is where the heart is

John had spent all his adult life in hospitals and care homes, but thanks to the active support approach he has been able to move into his own flat. James Powell reports: John, 52, sits on his sofa in his flat drinking a cup of tea like anyone would do at 7pm on a Tuesday night in October. He looks happy and at home because that’s where he is – home. This is still a relatively new feeling for John. It was only earlier this year that, for the first time in his life, he was able to move into


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