Can anyone help with advice about how we can access supported living help for my brother with severe down syndrome in Northamptonshire?
Hi @Stockers - is your brother living with family at the moment? Your brother needs a care needs assessment from the local authority first. At the assessment you and your brother can explain why his current living arrangement is no longer appropriate and why supported living would be a better fit. Have a look at this guide from Sibs “When your disabled brother or sister needs support: How to get a care needs assessment”
If you haven’t come across Sibs before, they are a charity for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults
Hope this helps
Hi @Stockers Stockers,
Thanks for your post. I’m one of the information and advice officers at Mencap and I have some general pointers which I hope are helpful. If you need more in depth help do call our learning disability helpline on 0808 808 1111.
Your brother will need an up to date assessment of his needs from social services. You need to know exactly what his eligible support needs are and what his care and support will look like to be sure that any potential placement is right for him. You should talk to his social worker about this.
For Northamptonshire there is more information here: https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/adult-social-care/Pages/help-and-support.aspx
There is information about housing options here: https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/adult-social-care/housing/Pages/default.aspx
And a care services directory for Northamptonshire is on this link: https://www.carechoices.co.uk/lp/care-in-northamptonshire/
I hope that helps,
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