Living with disabilities and long term conditions

Housing for people with learning disabilities

The Government White Paper, Valuing People Now, says that people with learning disabilities and their families should have more choice and control over where and how they live.

Most people with learning disabilities live with their families. This is not always because they want to, but because they can't find the right housing and support. Valuing People Now says councils have to get better at planning for the future, so that families can help their children gain more independence in a planned way.

A lot of people with learning disabilities live in residential care. Valuing People Now says that there should be more choice available. Some people prefer to live on their own, some people like to share. Some people need a lot of support, other people need very little. There should be a range of options to suit everyone.

Find out more

  • Hampshire County Council has information on different housing options
  • Supporting People is a Government funded programme that aims to make sure people get the housing related support they need to live more independently
  • The Housing and Support Alliance website contains information and advice about housing and support, including easy read fact sheets

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What am I entitled to?

The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.

For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.

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