Learning disability: from asylums to supported living

Learning disability, Asylums, abandoned royals and a Victorian genius Asylum In 1855 the first purpose-built asylum for people with a learning disability was opened. Its name used language that we would now find completely unacceptable. The Royal Earlswood Asylum for Idiots in Redhill, Surrey, was a charitable institution that housed and aimed to give some...
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Supported living – housing and support

Supported housing – working together One of the key principles of supported living is the separation of housing and support. Each element is provided by a different organisation but working together in the best interest of the tenant. A key aim of this arrangement is that the tenant is able to change one of these...
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Supported living – ‘together we can do so much’

Supported living – with Zetetick Housing for 13 years The idea of supported living is now a recognised model for providing housing for people with learning disabilities, but when Zetetick started up in 2007 that was far from the case. There were no supported living providers, most people with learning disabilities were either living at...
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