The Learning Disabilities Assistive Technology Project

Evaluation Summary Report

The purpose of the project

Below you will find a link to the full evaluation summary of The Learning Disabilities Assitistive Technology Project.

The project involved work with up to 100 individuals with a learning disability (LD) living in the city of Bristol, to assess for and install assistive technology (AT) solutions and to measure the outcomes.

The three key predefined outcomes of the project were to:

  • Promote independence choice and control for individuals: support people with LD to
    live as independently as possible with the right care and support.
  • Reduce and Prevent adults with LD entering inappropriate services: support adults (and
    carers of) with learning disabilities who require urgent housing and are at risk of entering
    inappropriate services such as inpatient and registered care services for learning disabilities.
  • Mainstream the use of assistive technology in the learning disabilities and housing
    pathway: increase the total number of adults with LD supported to live in their own home
    specifically people with complex needs/challenging behaviors.

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