From long-stay hospitals to community care: reconstructing the narratives of people with learning disabilities

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Raymond, a 62 year old gentleman diagnosed with severe and profound learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and severe challenging behaviour, who had lived in long stay campus-based hospital accommodation for 46 years was supported to move to a community project developed to support people to live in their own bespoke flat. This narrative case study describes the journey that Raymond took from institutionalised care to community life.

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