The Summer Foundation Research team recently had its work on the impact and experiences of moving into specialist disability accommodation (SDA) for people with acquired complex disability published in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Impairment.
The research is part of a larger project to evaluate the experiences of moving into SDA over a 3-year period. Interviews took place before participants moved into SDA, as well as after.
Before moving, participants described their housing as “not a good fit”. After moving they described feeling like “a pioneer” and “moving in the right direction”.
The findings have a number of policy and practice implications for better preparing and supporting people to transition to new disability housing. This study is part of a larger research project that will help shape the SDA market by providing an evidence base to inform future supply.