There have been a number of developments since my last post.
When asked about what Supported Living is, my brothers’ social services allocated worker wrote the following:
Supported living means that individuals with disability are supported to live in the way that they want. In my perspective, it is not for your brother.
She also advised that if there should be any information regarding the Placement, the care provider is obliged to inform Social Services and Family members. I understand this to mean that if a care provider intends to change a Residential Care Home to Supported Living they must notify social services and family members. A process called The Individual Pathway shows that service users and relatives should be informed of this change at the consideration stage, so well before any changes are implemented.
We feel that my brothers’ current care service are no longer able to provide the care he needs as there has been a degradation is service quality over the past couple of years. We are now in the process of moving him to a care service closer to family which is more like his care home used to be.
We hope that the move will take place soon.
Thank you for your advice.
With kind regards,