Who is this guide for?

This guide is open to anyone who is interested.

Most of the information in this guide is aimed at autistic people and people with a learning disability who have paid support from health and social care and are thinking about where they would like to live. 

However, many parts of the housing guide will be helpful to people with other health and social care needs as well, as well as family members, carers and paid supporters.

We have also made easy read versions of all the sections of the guide, so that as many people as possible can use it. 

The information is for adults, although we hope young people and their families will be able to use it to help them plan ahead.

Throughout the rest of this guide, we use the word ‘people’ to talk about the people who will be reading and using the information.