Why move out?
There are many reasons why people with Down’s syndrome start thinking about moving out. These include:
- wanting to have more independence
- wanting their own space
- wanting to be like their peers
- moving out of residential accommodation
- parents are getting older and thinking about the future
What are the most common types of housing options?
There are a number of different housing options for adults with Down’s syndrome. There is no right or wrong option although there may be different benefits to each – what matters is finding what’s right for your relative:
Which housing option is more inclusive?
The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI) has undertaken some research looking at different housing models and what the benefits and drawbacks are for the tenant/resident.
The diagram below shows a summary of their findings and is helpful in thinking about what type of support may be best for your relative: