Intellectual disability, challenging behaviour and cost in care accommodation: what are the links?

Knapp, Martin R J. and Comas-Herrera, Adelina and Astin, Jack and Beecham, Jennifer and Pendaries, Claude (2005) Intellectual disability, challenging behaviour and cost in care accommodation: what are the links? Health & Social Care in the Community, 13 (4). pp. 297-306. ISSN 0966-0410. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The paper examines the links between degree of intellectual disability, challenging behaviour, service utilisation and cost for a group of people with intellectual disabilities living in care accommodation in England. A cross-sectional survey was conducted of people with intellectual disabilities, identified via provider organisations, with supplementary collection of costs data. Multivariate analyses of cost variations were carried out for 930 adults with intellectual disabilities. There were strong, nonlinear, interdependent links between degree of intellectual disability, behaviour, service use and costs. Higher costs were associated with more severe intellectual disabilities and more challenging behaviour. Sector and scale of residence also influenced cost in quite complex ways. Access to and use of services by people with intellectual disabilities were not always appropriately linked to perceived or actual needs. Policy makers and local commissioning agencies need to explore the sources of cost variation between individuals, sectors and types of accommodation in order to achieve national policy objectives on quality, choice, independence and inclusion

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: challenging behaviour; costs; intellectual disability; service use
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 14:44
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 15:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26923 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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