Supporting young adults with hemiplegia: services and costs

Beecham, Jennifer and O'Neil, Teresa and Goodman, Robert (2001) Supporting young adults with hemiplegia: services and costs. Health & Social Care in the Community, 9 (1). pp. 51-59. ISSN 0966-0410. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper lays out the service and cost consequences of supporting a nationally representative sample of young adults with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. The total costs burden and the additional costs that accrue to the public and independent sector due to their disabilities are calculated. Most of the young adults live at home. Many lead ‘ordinary’ lives and attend further or higher education establishments or go to work. A small number of study members, however, make intensive use of expensive, often segregated facilities such as residential homes or schools and make considerable use of other support services. In total, this group of 81 people cost just over £1 million to support during the year prior to interview, 43% of which was related to their impairments. When the sample is divided into two groups, people with a combination of associated conditions are found to have hemiplegia-associated costs almost 50 times greater than those with simple hemiplegia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Cerebral palsy; costs; disability; impairment; services; young adults
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 15:02
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 11:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26698 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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