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Supporting Everyone's 

Right To

A Real Life 

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Lost in

the System

What Does That Mean?

There are two ways to get involved in what we do -

Campaigning Members


We campaign for action to show how people have achieved positive outcomes despite difficult situations, and ask people to say how they support these values every day.

Active Support



A smaller group who can offer more intensive support to plan around individual situations.

There are many factors which can affect how sustainable support arrangements are. The availability of practical input to grow confidence, and help address the shortage of specialist skilled support has been a factor in many out of area and long stay hospital placements.

We can help change the direction around what is possible, regardless of labels.


We help you find New Routes Home


Easy Read Summary of what New Routes Home does

New Routes Home is a partnership of interested individuals and organisations across Scotland.


We campaign for the right of all people with disabilities to have their own home and to have meaningful choices around where they live, and who (if anyone) 

lives with them.


This includes having choices around how support is organised and directed.

There are still many people who do not have access to these rights, in particular people who are in long term hospital settings including Assessment and Treatment Units, out of area placements, as well as people at risk of losing their housing and support often due to labels of being “challenging”.


There are many factors which impact on flexible outcomes in these circumstances, and we support progressive approaches proven to keep people at the centre of plans and practical alternatives to these damaging outcomes.

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