100 people with learning disabilities and autism held for more than 20 years in ‘institutions’
Nearly 2,000 people with autism or learning difficulties are being detained in specialist secure unit hospitals across England, “with precisely 100 people having been held for over 20 years”. This BBC article describes how institutional care settings, including long-stay hospitals and care homes, continue to deprive people of the independence that they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Mencap, a leading charity specialising in helping people with learning disabilities, have estimated that demand for supported housing will increase by 35% by 2030, driven by a desire to give people the chance to live within the local community in accommodation adapted to their needs, which has a positive impact on their wellbeing.
This is precisely why Triple Point Social Housing REIT Plc (ticker: SOHO) was launched in 2017. SOHO invests in much-needed specialised supported housing designed for vulnerable adults with long-term care needs including mental health issues, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities. Its purpose is to improve the well-being of people while saving the government money and generating resilient rental income for investors. Triple Point now provides accommodation for over 3,000 people in high quality housing, giving them the opportunity to live a fulfilling and independent life within their communities.
Find out more about how moving into specialised supported housing in the heart of local communities can offer people “a new start in life".