Choice, contracts and Mental Capacity Act 2005

Housing and support decisions for people with learning disabilities – a practical guide from Housing Options.This Guide is written primarily for staff working with people with learning disabilities and with their families and support networks. We assume some knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The Guide complements our publication Easy-read tenancy and support agreements:2nd edition (National Housing Federation 2009). It also refers to a wide range of material on housing and support on this website.

The Guide looks at three areas of understanding for the person with a learning disability:

  • Choice: how to encourage informed choice (and provide evidence) when supporting an adult with a learning disability with their housing and support choices, both before they move in, and throughout their tenancy or home ownership
  • Contracts and agreements: how best to support someone when they are entering into a contract for their tenancy/ownership, and for their support;
  • Support for the owner or tenant in managing in their own home, help with understanding and keeping formal agreements and managing money.

Download the full document (including easy read tenancy agreement).

Choice, contracts and Mental Capacity Act 2005.doc
Document type: Word Doc | 65 pages inc. easy read section

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