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Independent living resources and services

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The 100-year life: the role of housing, planning and design

Part of Future of care

One in three children born in the UK today can expect to live to 100 – presenting challenges and opportunities to innovate. Co-producing housing, planning and design solutions with older people can support us to live independently in our own homes for longer – and generate new markets. This report – written in conjunction with Design Council and the Centre for Ageing Better - sets out recommendations for central and local government, builders, planners, designers and lenders.

Transition from children's to adults' services – key resources

Part of Care Act 2014

Pulls together all the existing resources, policy documents and initiatives that relate to transition from children’s to adults’ services. This resource covers three cross-cutting themes: becoming an adult and achieving independence; changes in the actual services used; and explicit duties in relation to the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014.

Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: improving services

This film for social care staff and managers looks at how services can be improved for people with behaviours that challenge. It explores a key factor to avoiding or reducing the challenging behaviour of people with learning disabilities; the people who support them need to provide better communication.

Innovation: living together

This film for social care commissioners and staff highlights two innovative approaches to meeting people’s accommodation needs. Shared Lives enables people to offer accommodation and support in their home to people who are unable to live independently. Home Share is a simple way of helping people to help each other.

Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: independent living

This film for social care managers and staff shows how services and families can work together to improve the lives of people with behaviour that challenges. The film illustrates that, with good support, people with challenging behaviour and severe learning disabilities can enjoy independent, fulfilling lives.

Personalisation for older people: living at home

Part of Personalisation

This video for social care commissioners and staff, people who use services and personal assistants shows Anne MacFarlane, an older disabled woman and disability rights campaigner. She talks about accessible transport, independent living and dignity. Personalisation is about being able to do the ordinary.

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