Compare the roles of people and agencies that may be needed to support an individual to live at home. Note:
'It is a way of viewing and assisting people in ways that enable these individuals to receive the support they need and to live in the home they want'. (Klein J. [ 1992)
' ...a person with disability who requires long-term, publicly funded, organised assistance allies with an agency whose role is to arrange or provide whatever assistance is necessary for the person to live in a decent secure home of the person's own.' (O'Brien J. 1993)
This is not in fact how most individuals with a learning disability lead their lives. The majority still live at home with their parents or in some form of mainstream residential service. Some 1600 people still live in long-stay hospitals.
There has become an increased recognition that small group homes (and hostels) are not the widespread answer to community living that service providers believed just a few decades ago. Such provision was the main strategy of a national resettlement programme and successfully accommodated thousands of people away from long-stay hospitals. Many group homes can, however, reproduce a level of institutional living, which is similar to that criticised in residential care settings. In many places individuals with a learning disability can still experience only elementary choices and have few real options over what lifestyle they can adopt.
However, as services become more responsive, individuals with a learning disability are now acquiring more of a voice regarding their lives and opportunities are emerging to exert more self-determination. Where people live, and the manner in which they are supported, are important factors in ultimately being able to follow an inclusive lifestyle.
To develop Supported Living programmes, a move to a more individualised service is required. This service would set out to recognise the same choices which are important to all of us, such as:
Where we live
With whom we live if we do not live alone
How we live (our chosen lifestyle)
Who helps and supports us
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Supported living is a concept that was developed as an alternative to institutional care for people with learning disabilities and brought into the UK by the NDTi1 in the 1990’s. [ The main principles of supported living are that people with learning disabilities own or rent their home and have control over the support they get, who they live with (if anyone) and how they live their lives. Supported living assumes that all people with learning disabilities, regardless of the level or type of disability, are able to make choices about how to live their lives even if the person does not make choices in conventional ways.
Supported living has no legal definition but has a commonly accepted set of principles that are defined in the Reach Standards in Supported Living2: I choose who I live with I choose where I live I have my own home I choose how I am supported I choose who supports me I get good support I choose my friends and relationships I choose how to be healthy and safe I choose how to take part in my community I have the same rights and responsibilities as other citizens I get help to make changes in my life. ............... www.housingoptions.org.uk/general_information/gi_resources_docs/Supported_Living.pdf
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