Best Practices

Even though each person may get different kinds of support, all good supported living arrangements have some things in common...

check mark Starts with real person-centered planning
check mark Planning and supports are there to suit the person's needs
check mark People with disability and their families steer the decision-making
check mark Staff are well-trained and supported to work with people and their families
check mark Housing and support are separate things
check mark Funding is for the person and may change to suit their changing needs
check mark There is a real promise to keep on supporting the person to have a better life
check mark Services are usually small

I found the above on an Australian Supported Living website

But it is as true today as it was 30 years ago. You can find these same principles across literature about supported living everywhere in the world.

I don’t know how they stay so consistent, but they do.

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