The aims and methodology of the DECLOC project and findings from analysis of official statistics

Beadle-Brown, J. and Mansell, J. and Knapp, M.R.J. and Beecham, J.K. (2008) The aims and methodology of the DECLOC project and findings from analysis of official statistics. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52 (8-9). p. 780. ISSN 0964-2633. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Aim: This study aimed to document the number of people with disabilities living in residential care and in particular in institutional care within 28 countries in Europe and to analyse the costs and outcomes of the transition to community-based services in order to provide recommendations for agents in these countries to help bring about the change. Method: There were two phases to this study – the first collated existing official statistics in each country on the number of people with disabilities in residential care; the second analysed the existing body of knowledge on costs and outcomes of institutional and community based services to provide conclusions and recommendations. Results: This paper will present a summary of the official statisticscollated in each country. Conclusions: More than 1.45 million people with disabilities in Europe still live in residential care with 70% of these living in services with over 30 places. Data was better on people with intellectual disabilities than for other user groups but figures collated are none-the-less an underestimation.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Meeting Abstract
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
L Education
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2009 09:50
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 10:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14821 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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