What We Will Do For You
As well as being a great self discovery tool for people with learning disabilities, Where I Want to Live will help personal and professional support networks; it will enable informed decisions based on person-centred planning.
We will provide online resources and tools to educate young adults and their support networks about future living options so that positive social change takes place, with choice and control becoming a reality instead of a tagline.
The Where I Want to Live online toolkit will enable self-discovery as well as provide easy to use signposting, advice and suggestions about the options. This will help understanding so that people with learning disabilities, and their personal and professional support networks, are able to find their way around the resources and processes involved in planning future living arrangements.
We are creating an interactive and accessible platform that will enable users to gain an understanding of the future living options. It will encourage users to explore ideas and will challenge their own thinking so they can understand and express their ambitions as a ‘wish list’. It is known and understood that most young adults will be supported in some way to access the toolkit, and this will be a considered factor in the toolkit development.
The accessible and engaging interactive approach will encourage thinking about why someone might want to move, where they want to live, if they would like to share with others, what sort of home they’d like. It will give users the opportunity to discuss and share information about their support needs. The toolkit will create a personal profile that users can update whenever they like and can share with others if they want to.
With your help, we will create an information bank of the needs and wishes of young adults with learning disabilities expressed by themselves through interaction. The data will arm us with a good understanding of actual needs and how people want to live when we engage with policy makers, trying to influence policies for your benefit.
This information bank will also be of great value to those involved with the provision of services and care for young adults with learning disabilities. We will use our knowledge base to support local authorities and other providers in their pursuit of effective housing planning to ensure these plans meet expectations and needs.
The flow chart below outlines the process and topics the charity plans to include… we will support users to start exploring the ideas, right through to decision making about their future living arrangements.
This flow chart is referenced to Finding A Place to Live – Help with your plans. The Housing Support Partnership, Valuing People Support Team and Housing Options 2008.
We would like to thank Learning Disability England (LDE) for allowing us to use aspects of this high quality and relevant publication.