A measure of success: Evaluation of extra care housing programme for people with learning disabilitiesA MEASURE OF SUCCESS. AN EVALUATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S EXTRA CARE HOUSING PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Nigel King
Department of Health, 2008

The schemes are diverse. They range from bungalows shared by two people to a collection of re-modelled sheltered housing schemes. Four are based on private sector housing or ownership.

Each example is the basis for detailed lessons set out in the report including points about design, legal agreements, care services.

The developments have produced new housing for disabled people across the country – a clear tangible result. Nearly all are judged a success by the agencies and people involved. The Department of Health grant has frequently served as a catalyst for action or change.

At the same time, many have also emphasised the difficult challenges which often need to be overcome in putting in place effective housing strategies for disabled people.

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