We are very excited to release the Reach Standards film ‘I choose where I live’ that we have created in partnership with Paradigm. We welcomed the opportunity to create this film giving a powerful message about people’s rights.
The REACH standards are a set of voluntary standards that introduce and detail the fundamental principles of Support for LIVING (Supported living).
Deborah Ivanova. Deputy Chief Inspector (London and South), Adult Social Care. Care Quality Commission explains that:
“The Reach Standards are an essential tool in helping providers to meet their responsibilities to support people to live an ordinary life. That is why we recommend that providers consider how The Reach Standards are met when developing and providing services for people with a learning disability and/or autism.”
The 9 standards are:
- I choose who I live with
- I choose where I live
- I have my own home (with a tenancy or ownership)
- I choose who supports me and how I am supported
- I choose my friends and my relationships
- I get help to make changes in my life
- I choose how to be happy and healthy
- I choose how I am part of the community
- I have the same rights and responsibilities as other citizens