This report addresses the problematic relationship between employment and housing for people with learning disabilities. In the UK, access to one seems often to prohibit or complicate access to the other, with the only successful exceptions occurring ‘despite the system not because of it’ (Simons & Ward, 1989).
Paid Work and Housing compares the French and UK systems of providing related employment, support and housing for people with learning disabilities, focusing on and exploring the extent to which these systems facilitate opportunities to access work and housing.
The report makes recommendations for the future development of housing and employment options, suggesting ways in which these options include wider community involvement.
Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.
This report will be of interest to a variety of service providers – including commissioners and planners of housing And employment services, independent service providers – and service users, including carers and families.
Publication: 01 March 2000