Council makes film to highlight supported living

PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 January 2012

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A DVD about the benefits of supported living for people with learning disabilities has been made by North Somerset Council.

The short film in collaboration with Alliance Homes features people who are cared for in their own homes.

A spokesman for North Somerset Council said: “Supported living offers people the opportunity to have a home for as long as they need to. It enables them to live in their own local communities near family and friends.

“It separates the care from the housing, meaning that if there is a problem with the care and support a person is receiving they can choose another care provider without losing their own home.”

Council leader and executive member for adult social services Nigel Ashton said: “With a package tailored to their specific needs, people can benefit so much more from living in their own home.

“It is important others can see the benefits of such a scheme and I’m pleased to support this DVD.”

Steve Chinn, director of operations for Alliance Homes said: “We are really pleased to have the opportunity to support this work.

“Being able to live independently in your own home is such an important thing.

“We know that with the right support it is definitely achievable and I am sure that this DVD will help to get across this crucial message.”

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