Promoting Positive Relationships At Home

While shared living arrangements can be problematic for all of us, for people with learning disabilities they can be additionally so. Problems with communication, missing or poorly developed social skills, low self-esteem and a lack of confidence can all contribute misunderstandings and make getting along with people difficult. Developing these skills, traits and qualities is an important part of the service we deliver but it takes time. Giving some thought to people’s suitability and potential compatibility as housemates is a simple way in which we can minimise interpersonal difficulties and support meaningful relationships and is something that happens at assessment.