Supported Living

JOHN O'BRIEN SAYS SUPPORTED LIVING IS

" a person with a disability
who requires long term, publicly funded, organized assistance
allies with an agency whose role is to arrange or provide
whatever assistance is necessary for the person to live
in a decent and secure home
of the person’s own "

WIKIPEDIA's DEFINITION OF SUPPORTED LIVING

"Supported living is the term given by local authorities to encompass
a range of services designed to help [citizens with disabilities] retain their
independence in their local community.

Previously, housing and support were usually provided by a charity or local
council. Now [persons with mental and physical disabilities] can live in their
own home and have personal support provided by another organisation
or by hiring a personal assistant (paid visiting or live-in carer)."

What is the difference between these two definitions?

An description of what goes on in best practice supported living can be
found on this page, from the Jay Nolan Community Services website.

 

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