Models of specialist employment for people with mental health problems

Schneider, Justine (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. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2524.1998.00110.x

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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: 24 Apr 2014 11:05
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17114 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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