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Work Packages

Work package 1 will review literature about the health (physical, mental and social) needs, service interventions and resources for (a) older people with learning disabilities and (b) family carers, with a focus on those with behaviours that challenge in transition to greater supported care.

Work package 2 will identify exemplars of good practice in residential, supported living and family support services and support interventions in England for older people with learning disabilities (and their family carers) with behaviours that challenge others. People who wish to take part in Work Package 2 research are asked to read the Work Package 2 Participant Information Sheet. Download this below.

Work package 3 will explore how people with learning disabilities with behaviours that challenge others and their family carers can be better supported in later life by researching the commissioning and delivery of innovative supported living services using ethnographic case studies.

Work package 4 will co-produce decision aid tools to support future planning and end of life care discussions for carers, and evaluate their initial use.

Work package 5 will co-produce actionable recommendations for commissioners and providers, resources and decision-aids for family carers and people with learning disabilities with behaviours that challenge others, and free online training materials about caring in later life for the public and for professionals.