Feeling at Home webinar: exploring what helps people with learning disabilities feel at home in group homes.

The ‘Feeling at Home’ project has been funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research to explore with people with learning disabilities living in group homes with staff support what helps or gets in the way of them ‘feeling at home’ where they live.

Tuesday 2nd November 11:00 to 13:00

Register for a free ticket here: https://tinyurl.com/44yfwfw5

In this seminar research team members will present findings from research and policy that throws light on this important topic.


Introduction to the webinar by Professor Christine Bigby, co-author of ‘Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities’ (2009).

Dr Deborah Chinn (KCL): A review of policy on homelike environments in group homes
Dr Katy Brickley (KCL): Involving end-users in inspection and regulation of public services: a systematic review
Dr Andrew Power (University of Southampton: Emotional geographies of home
Dr Tony Levitan (Sussex Partnership) Evidenced-based frameworks for improving quality of residential support

Following the presentations we will invite discussion from an invited panel including:

Jeremy Porteus, Chief Executive, Housing Learning Improvement Network (LIN)

Ed Hall, Reader, Geography and Environmental Science, University of Dundee

Jeanette Blackburn, Regulatory Policy Manager, CQC

Christine Burke, Director, Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Other members of the Feeling at Home Advisory Group, including residential service providers and experts by experience

Following the panel discussion there will be an open discussion with comments and questions welcome from all participants.

We hope to see you there!

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