Adults with learning disabilities who live in their own home
We know that appropriate accommodation for people with learning disabilities has a strong impact on their safety and overall quality of life, while also reducing social exclusion. However, many people with a learning disability do not get a choice about where they live or who they live with (NHS Digital, 2015).
This measure was formerly NI 145 in the National Indicator Set. However, a change to the definition of the data used to populate this measure occurred in 2011-12. This change allowed councils to include service users in the numerator as long as their accommodation status had been 'captured or confirmed' during 2011-12. Previously, the accommodation status had to have been recorded at assessment or review. This change should be kept in mind when comparing 2011-12 and 2012-13 data with data from 2010-11.