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Housing Options for People with Learning Disabilities

The Guardian

The Cameron Trust, Housing & Support Alliance and the Centre for Welfare Reform have launched the Investing in Ordinary Lives initiative to explore how private finance could be used to develop ethical housing options for people with learning disabilities in Britain. People with learning disabilities struggle more than most to get decent housing. Although most people want a home of their own in their own communities, they are often forced to accept places in residential services where they cannot choose their flatmates or how they get support. A bad situation has been made even worse by housing shortages, reduced benefit entitlements and significant cuts in social care.

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