Housing for adults with a learning disability: 'I want to choose, but they don't listen'

Gorfin, L and Mcglaughlin, A ORCID: 0000-0001-9518-4065, 2003. Housing for adults with a learning disability: 'I want to choose, but they don't listen'. Housing, Care and Support, 6 (3), pp. 4-8. ISSN 1460-8790

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Abstract

The White Paper Valuing People (DoH, 2003) promises to increase choice and control for adults with a learning disability, housing being one area specifically highlighted in this respect. However, lack of knowledge about the preferences of adults with a learning disability makes it very difficult for services to be planned effectively and based on the views of the very group who will use them. This paper discusses the findings of a project which aimed to involve adults with a learning disability in service planning, by asking them to identify their own needs and preferences in relation to housing. The project clearly emphasises that adults with a learning disability are often very well able to articulate their own needs about housing, and should thus be the focus of all decisions.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Housing for adults with a learning disability: exploring their needs and preferences [working title]
Publication Title: Housing, Care and Support
Creators: Gorfin, L. and Mcglaughlin, A.
Publisher: Pier Professional
Date: 2003
Volume: 6
Number: 3
ISSN: 1460-8790
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:50
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23137

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