We now have to find appropriate living arrangement for our young adult age 23 in final year of residential college learning life skills. There seem to be plenty of small residential placements in other areas of the country but nothing much in East Anglia. I cannot find a website that lists residential homes for people with mild learning difficulties. We were hoping to find a small farm type arrangements for up to about 8 or 10 people of a similar disability where there would be structured occupation. Can anyone suggest a good website - I've looked at so many over the last few months but not found anything suitable. Social Services are taking us down the supported lliving route but we need to find out what other options there are.
Shared Lives is a unique service that matches vulnerable adults with carers providing support in their own home. Schemes exist around the country and are registered with CQC. In a Shared Lives arrangement, your son or daughter would remain within the community and live as a member of a family, receiving appropriate support as required. Carers are usually paid by the local authority and receive a fee plus housing benefit.
Your local authority should provide contact details of your local scheme, although a referral will need to come from a social worker or care manager.