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Better places to live for people with learning disabilities

Assets

Providing more suitable homes for people with learning disabilities.

The problem

Many people with learning disabilities would be able to lead independent lives in their own communities. Instead they live in hospitals for lack of suitable homes and support.

Potential social investment solution

We are working with NHS England to create a support and housing package which allows social investors to enable individuals who currently live in hospitals to determine their own life in their local communities. This approach allows individuals to design and manage their own support services and to make, and potentially ultimately own, their own home.

Who we are working with

NHS England, Mencap