Paid work and housing: A comparative guide to the impact of employment on housing and support for people with learning disabilities

Jenny Pannell and Ken Simons with Margaret Macadam

Paid work and housing compares the French and UK systems of providing related employment, support and housing for people with learning disabilities

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.

It identifies and describes a range of employment-related projects in the UK and France, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of both systems, and canvassing the opinions of those providing and, importantly, those using the services. The report makes recommendations for the future development of housing and employment options, suggesting ways in which these could include wider community involvement. With policy changes expected in this area in the UK, it aims to put the views of people with learning disabilities firmly on the agenda.