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Supported Living Schemes

Volume 407: debated on Friday 20 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance the Government has issued about the signing of tenancy agreements for supported living schemes for adults with communication difficulties and other disabilities; and if he will make a statement. [119243]

In August 2002, the Department issued statutory guidance to local councils and the National Care Standards Commission on supported housing and care homes. This included guidance on tenancies, such as taking account of service users' ability to understand the detail of tenancies and communicate their wishes.