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Another Way Home explored housing and accommodation opportunities for people with complex support needs (such as learning disabilities, complex needs and autism). We will draw upon local and national models that are run by families and carers themselves, ways to own your own home, use personal budgets, secure enhanced housing benefit and find local providers to get the home that’s right for you.

Across online events, the summit featured talks from local people who have developed models of independent and supported living from the ground up and representatives from initiatives such as Shared Lives and HOLD (Home Ownership for People with Long-term Disabilities).

Perspectives and case studies from families & carers and people with complex support needs

Self-starters and micro providers presentation and panel discussion

We heard from families and individuals who decided what they would like from a home and went about making it happen in East Sussex. In this session we found out about the opportunities, barriers and practical issues that families experienced.

Presentation 1: Chrys and Dion – Support 4 Independent Living

Chrys Brookes, Support 4 Independent Living, Hastings ( shares how she created an opportunity for her son to live in his own home with housemates and bespoke support in his community. 

Presentation 2: Carol Wakeford

Carol Wakeford, mum of musician and performer Daniel Wakeford shares her experience of setting up as a provider of care and support for her son and 5 other young people in Brighton.

Presentation 3: Paul Colley, Kate Adams and Daniel Marshall

Kate Adams Director of Project Art Works with artist and son Paul Colley and Daniel Marshal specialist support worker speak about finding a house, doing it up and creating a support team.

For more information about these events please contact [email protected].

Image: Albert Geere, Untitled, 2010, 51cm x 76cm

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