Housing

We know that it is important that people with a learning disability, autism or both have a choice about where they live and who they live with.

When people are not happy about where they live they can be more likely to display behaviours that challenge, which can then lead to them going into hospital.

We are making progress on having more choice of where to live available for people but we know we still have work to do.

We have worked with the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Care to develop a document called Building the right home.

This document helps transforming care partnerships to work with local housing providers and other stakeholders to do what is needed.  This will mean that more people can live in their own home and get the support they need to live healthy, safe and rewarding lives.

Case study

This case study looks at how a housing grant was used to create a home for three people in Berkshire.