In the UK, USA and many parts of Europe, more and more people with learning disabilities are having more say in their lives. Inspired by the civil rights movement for disabled people, the growth of consumerism and individualisation in the broader market place and the demands for continually improving services, there is tremendous pressure for services to be more responsive to the aspirations and wishes of disabled people and their families. In relation to a place to live for people with learning disabilities, these notions are captured by the idea of Supported Living and person centred approaches, in general. Supported Living starts off with a fundamental belief that every person has the right to lead their own life – determine how they live, with whom they live, who provides them with help and support and how they live their lives.
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Supported Living The Changing Paradigm
17 January 2001
Person with disability, Families, Parents, Professionals
Inclusion, Supported living, accommodation