'Low support' options for people with learning difficulties

Ken Simons

Most people with learning difficulties have little choice of housing and support options; residential care continues to dominate.

This is a particular problem for people seen as a relatively low priority for community care packages, with few effective 'low support' alternatives to residential care being developed.

The 'living support networks' provided by KeyRing offer one possible model for such services. According to research by Ken Simons, this model provides reliable, affordable support in a way that is liked by those who use the service.