Recommendation ID

Models of supported living:- What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of models of shared, supported living, such as Shared Lives?
What are the views and experiences of people sharing their home and people who live with them
under programmes such as Shared Lives?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- It is important that people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges have more choice and control over where they live. Models of supported living, such as Shared Lives, are
promising models for people with a learning disability. However, the support needs of people with a
learning disability and behaviour that challenges are more complex and there is very limited evidence about which types of supported living are effective specifically for them. It would be useful to know what kinds of supported living are acceptable and feasible for people with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges and their families and carers, as well as for Shared Lives families.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery
Date issued
March 2018

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/03/2018