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Looking for information on disabled co-housing or small scale community housing
Hello all, I'm new to this forum, wondering if anyone has any thoughts on housing options for a disabled man. My brother is 53, has Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus (no shunt) with moderate to severe learning disabilities, very restricted mobility and no feeling in his lower body. He was moved out of a flat in a disabled community 10 years ago but has not found that independent living suits him and has become quite lonely and isolated. We haven't found any other possibilities for him as there are hardly any residential settings suitable for his age. He self-funds. He can't manage the responsibility of his own flat. Has anyone looked into setting up disabled co-housing, or other small-scale community living? He would love to find one or two other disabled people with similar interests to share a house, and also perhaps share support costs, and our family would love information on whether investment in such a scheme is possible. Any ideas welcome. Thanks in advance.