This work is entitled "Live and let live. Autonomy, control and quality in assisted living communities of mentally ill people - a contradiction?". It is devoted to assessing the situation of people diagnosed with mental illness and living in residential communities of the association LOK. As part of the research we focused on investigating three aspects: partnerships, structures of the living environment and food in order to gain insight into the dynamics of autonomy and control.
This study therefore opens with a theoretical elaboration of fundamental concepts necessary for understanding the work, followed by the core of work, research design and empirical data analysis. The focus here lies on the concrete problematisation of the everyday life in residential communities of the association LOK. These final considerations are then concluded with an outlook on further connecting topics.