Very little has been written on the experience of residential care from the point of view of people living in such places. What is it like to share helpers with a number of other people? What is it like to live with people with whom you would not necessarily choose to live? Do people in residential establishments feel isolated and dependent? Or do they feel secure in the knowledge that help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Why do people enter residential care? Do they want to stay there or are they desperate for a home of their own?
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