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29 April: A New Way Home

The guide A New Way Home maps out a range of tried and trusted methods for navigating the often difficult road home for many people with learning disabilities or others who have spent long periods in hospital or other inpatient settings.

“We hope individuals, families, public bodies and third-sector organisations will use this very practical guide to navigate the system NOW and bring an end to this human rights scandal.”

The guide looks in depth at:

  • perceptions of people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours
  • how to craft effective transition plans
  • the importance of getting the right housing specification
  • the use of individual service funds to use personal budgets flexibly

These person-led, solution-focused approaches are at the heart of this new guide.

In this webinar the authors, John Dalrymple and Frances Brown, will explore:

  • human rights and best practice basis of deinstitutionalisation
  • professional and political accountability to end institutionalisation
  • person-centred planning, self-directed support and service design
  • commissioning for support and housing necessary to complete the journey

Date: Friday 29 April
Time: 1:30 to 3pm BST

John Dalrymple and Frances Brown have lengthy experience of hospital closure programmes and the implementation of self-directed support in the context of services for people with learning disability in Scotland.

John and Frances are also the co-Founders of Radical Visions, a social care consultancy and advocacy service promoting citizenship and a human rights based approach to social work and soical care service delivery. They are both Fellows of the Centre for Welfare Reform and members of Citizen Network.

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A New Way Home is available to read and download at: