The housing situation for people with a learning disability has come a long way.
Less than 50 years ago people were locked away and kept a secret from the rest of society. Today it is generally expected that people with a learning disability should have choice and control over where they live.
Mencap commissioned research to find out what sorts of housing arrangements people with a learning disability live in and how independent they are in these types of housing.
Our housing report sets out the findings of this research and reports where people with a learning disability live in England and Wales.
It provides strong evidence that there are still too many barriers to people living independently -from the way local authorities prioritise social housing to the lack of specialist housing for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
The report provides startling evidence on how we believe recent reforms to the welfare system will see greater numbers of people with a learning disability losing their independence.