Quality and costs of community-based residential supports, village communities, and residential campuses in the United Kingdom

Emerson, Eric and Robertson, Janet and Gregory, Nicola and Hatton, Chris and Kessissoglou, Sophia and Hallam, Angela and Knapp, Martin R J. and Jarbrink, K. and Walsh, P.N and Netten, Ann (2000) Quality and costs of community-based residential supports, village communities, and residential campuses in the United Kingdom. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 105 (2). pp. 81-102. ISSN 0895-8017. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The costs, nature, and benefits of residential supports were examined for 86 adults with mental retardation living in village communities, 133 adults living in newly built residential campuses, and 281 adults living in dispersed housing schemes (small community-based group homes and supported living). Results indicated that (a) the adjusted comprehensive costs of provision in dispersed housing schemes were 15% higher than in residential campuses and 20% higher than in village communities; (b) dispersed housing schemes and village communities offered a significantly greater quality of care than did residential campuses; and (c) there appeared to be distinct patterns of quality of life benefits associated with dispersed housing schemes and village communities, with both approaches offering a greater quality of life than did residential campuses.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 19 May 2009 00:36
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 15:51
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16072 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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