Residential Care

Residential Care
Living in a residential care home has been one of the main housing options for adults with learning disabilities for many years, but this is now changing as new opportunities are developed. Residential Care Homes typically house between 4 and 10 residents though they can be larger. Despite changes in housing options, such homes do have some advantages, but there are also drawbacks.
Living together with more people can give a greater choice of friends and making relationships. In a large house, it can be difficult finding privacy and peace and quiet.
With more residents there is more likely to be a choice of activities as more staff will be on duty. There may be more rigidity in tems of meal times, reducing personal choice.

Residential homes may be run as charities and not for profit organisations or by private individuals and companies. They are regulated and inspected. Some are also registered to provide nursing care and some also provide care for people with mental health problems. In Northamptonshire there are over 100 residential homes that cater for adults with learning disabilities.. A list of these homes can be found in the 

Northamptonshire Care Services Directory



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