Rescare Forum by Zoom: Rethinking the Model: Residential and supported living what has been learned?

Wednesday 19th May  2021 10-11am

Title: Rethinking the Model: Residential and supported living – what has been learned?

Rescare is pleased to announce the next in our series of informal discussions.

The forums are proving to be lively and interesting. The topics have all arisen from talking to our members, and reflect the concerns of families and friends of people with learning disability. We hope to offer information as well as support and discussion.

A supporting information pack has now been created and is available here to view/download as a Word document or a PDF .

Our facilitators for this session will be: 

Francesca Ribenfors and  Anna.Marriott 







Francesca is based in the Department of Social Care & Social Work Manchester Metropolitan University  She  is a Research Associate on the 200Lives project She has an extensive background of working within a variety of learning disability services including those related to residential care and supported living as well as within both local authority and third sector organisations. Alongside housing, Francesca’s research interests include transition to adulthood for people with learning disabilities and she is currently undertaking doctoral research in this area exploring the challenges faced by young people and their families during this time.

Anna is Programme Lead for Research and Evaluation at  the National Development Team for Inclusion  where she oversees the design, development and delivery of all research and evaluation work undertaken by the NDTi. Her specialist research interests over the past decade or so have focused on disability-related issues, with an emphasis on informing policy. From 2010-2013 she worked on the high-profile Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities funded by the Department of Health.

We always look forward to the contributions of members and friends in what we know will be another successful and friendly occasion. Do join us.

To book your place:

Please let us know by email to if you would like to join in.  (We are happy if a link needs to be shared.)

We will send you an email with details of how to join the week before the session.

Dates of future sessions

If you would like to join any of these, again,  please contact us at

14/07/2021   10.00am  Deputyship the on-going struggle

08/09/2021  10.00am  Care Act statute and reality