Getting a Foot in the Door: the Strategic Significance of Supported Living

Ken Simons (Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol)

Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Publication date: 1 April 1998


The central argument of this paper is that supported living — enabling people with learning disabilities to live in their own homes, with appropriate support — has a potential strategic role in addressing some of the current shortcomings in community‐based residential services. These shortcomings are described, along with the possible contribution of an approach in which housing and support are separated. Finally some of the current concerns about supported living are briefly addressed.


Simons, K. (1998), "Getting a Foot in the Door: the Strategic Significance of Supported Living", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 7-16.

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