Schneider, J. (1998) Models of specialist employment for people with mental health problems. Health & Social Care in the Community, 6 (2). pp. 120-129. ISSN 0966-0410.
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There is a growing interest in work schemes for people with mental health problems. They appear to offer great promise, both in the delivery of community care and in social re-integration. However, the models operating in Britain are diverse and little is known about their operation, much less their effectiveness. In this paper the characteristics of nine models of specialist employment are described, and their similarities and differences are portrayed on three dimensions: productivity, integration, and permanence. Within this proto-typology it is hoped that clearer distinctions may be made between work schemes and what they have to offer. Recognition of fundamental differences between work opportunities should aid matching needs to services, facilitate more effective use of rehabilitation resources, and guide the commissioning of mental health services.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||mental health, employment, rehabilitation, productivity, integration, permanence|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV3008 Mental handicap and social care
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit|
|Depositing User:||Tara Puri|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jul 2009 22:11|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2009 22:11|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17114 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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