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Design Guidelines for inclusive, enabling environments for adults with complex needs

Written by Archadia Chartered Architects and Planners, this Housing LIN Viewpoint considers the current standards and typologies of specialist supported housing provision for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

It aims to reflect on several case studies by Archadia in both refurbishment and new build projects. Owing to evidence which suggests there is a lack of relevant design guidance; this viewpoint provides recommendations for further research needed in this area.

It calls for a collaborative approach to change legislation and planning to help create an environment where profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD) housing is more easily developed, funded and maintained.

You can find more information about housing for people with learning disabilities and autism, including case studies and reports, by visiting the Housing LIN’s Learning Disabilities topic page.

The Housing LIN can advise and support your organisation to transform your services and improve housing choices for people with complex needs, including people with a learning disability or autism. Find out more by reading their Transforming Care brochure.

Published: 23rd January 2020

Source: Housing LIN

Story URL: https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/Design-Guidelines-for-inclusive-enabling-environments-for-adults-with-complex-needs/

PDF Link: https://www.housinglin.org.uk/_assets/Resources/Housing/Support_materials/Viewpoints/HLINViewpoint_98_DesignGuidelines.pdf