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Housing Models: the Differences between Residential Care and Supported Living

This small research project explored the differences between living in Residential Care and Supported Living settings for people with learning disabilities.

Housing research findings

Most adults with learning disabilities who need support and a place to live are offered either Residential Care or housing with support (sometimes called Supported Living).

Very little is known about how good these services are – Supported Living is supposed to give people more rights and control over their lives, but we don’t know if peoples’ lives are actually any different in Supported Living to Residential Care.

Our starting point was to ask people with learning disabilities and family carers what is important to them in terms of housing decisions. We also spoke to 3 commissioners and 2 housing and support providers.

Read the key findings document in full here

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