Many people Vision Homes Association supports have a visual impairment in addition to, or in combination with, other disabilities, including learning difficulties, communication disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing loss or acquired head injury. Over 50% of the people Vision Homes Association supports have been described as having behaviour that challenges self or services.
Regardless of ability, people need people. This is especially true when one person is significantly reliant upon the support of others to maintain and develop an inclusive, dignified and active lifestyle within his or her home and community.
Multiple Disabilities may be a convenient shorthand to describe the above people. Still, it falls well short of describing the individual circumstances of people who require daily support in many, if not all, aspects of their lives.