1.1 Group living provision for adults comes in different ways today unlike in the past where everyone was treated the same in places like mental institutes and asylums. Following the introduction of the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act a more community based approach to care was developed, as with person centred care and the personalisation agenda, supporting the independence and autonomy of the individual has become known as best practice. For individuals who have a higher level of care needs and it becomes essential for them to live in care accommodation these provisions should still be there to support individuals independence, and promote them to make as many decisions as possible for themselves; it is important that there are effective communication methods available for the individual so they have the same civil liberties as everyone else, where this can’t be done an advocate should be appointed.
1.2 The impact of legal and regulatory requirements on physical group living are that they are there to protect the rights and well-being of the individuals that live and also to protect the employees working there, other health care providers and visitors, all of these regulatory bodies have implemented these rules to ensure peoples safety and welfare. Some of the legal and regulatory requirements are; CQC the care quality commission, the General Social Care Council, the Human Rights Act, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act, Mental Health Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, and COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Act. The only possible downside for group living environments with legal and regulatory requirements is that it can make it feel less homely having some of the restrictions/rules that are a part of these.
1.3 The balance between maintaining a safe and secure environment and promoting freedom and choice is wherever possible individuals should be able to and be encouraged to live and do as any other individual has the right...