types of services provided for learning disabilities
Service models :
Councils should re-examine the continued use of residential special schools away
from people’s homes in the light of identified problems, [ to explore the provision of
local services which offer at least as good education and care (paragraph 24).
5. Commissioners should ensure that opportunities for short breaks tailored to individual
needs are available to every family
supporting a person whose behaviour presents a
challenge at home (paragraph 49).
6. Direct payments and individual budgets should always be considered in planning for
individuals and should be made more widely available (paragraphs 51 and 78).
7. Commissioners should stop using services which are too large to provide
individualised support; serve people too far from their homes; and do not provide
people with a good quality life in the home or as part of the local community, in
favour of developing more individualised, local solutions which provide a good
quality of life (paragraph 52).
8. Whether people are living in their family home or in accommodation with support,
they should have access to innovative day opportunities (paragraph 54). Where people
are excluded from day services because of their challenging behaviour,.............. ]
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