Thinking about the future for our relatives with a disability can be a complex and sometimes difficult process to engage in. If we acknowledge, however, that the future really does begin today rather than at some distant time in the future, then we need to start planning now for the best possible life we can imagine for our family member.
Where they will live is one of the big questions to which there is no quick or easy answer. A common community response to the question of where a person with a disability might live is to find, or lobby the government to provide, a group home where people with disability live together with paid support workers. This,however, is not the only possibility.