This paper (sorry for the poor scan!) from Peter Kinsella (founder of Paradigm) introduced ‘Supported Living’ to the UK in 1993. It’s time to revisit the idea, the principles and the warnings! It’s time to refocus on the aims detailed here.
Here we share the opening message to the report:
‘This is not a new arcane wisdom. It is a common sense approach to help people with disabilities achieve ordinary lives. We need to illustrate how similar what we are doing os to what typical people do for themselves. We are simply taking “unconscious”, learning activities , that everybody engages ing and making them into a “conscious” practice. (Small and Harrison, 1992)
See a scan of the paper here: Supported Living_ A new paradigm. Peter Kinsella-compressed-2