Service packages for people with severe challenging behaviour. Funded/commissioned by: Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities Applied Research Unit

Hallam, A. and Beecham, J.K. (1998) Service packages for people with severe challenging behaviour. Funded/commissioned by: Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities Applied Research Unit. Personal Social Services Research Unit (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

<p>The hospital closure programme in England and Wales has encouraged planners, purchasers and providers to focus on the individual elements which comprise an appropriate living environment for people who were formerly accommodated in institutions. Service users who require intensive staffing arrangements are often among the last to leave hospital. The care packages arranged for them in community settings are likely to be expensive, and may cost more than care within a hospital. </p> <p>Researchers at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent at Canterbury (PSSRU) were asked by Professor David Felce and colleagues at the Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities (WCLD) to undertake a costs study as part of their evaluation of service packages received by people with the most profound learning disabilities and severe challenging behaviour in Wales. Our remit was:</p> <p><li>to provide a research instrument designed to collect information about client income, accommodation and day care arrangements and all other care package components; </li> <p><li>to calculate unit costs for the various specialist accommodation facilities, hospital services, day care arrangements, and all other services used by study members; </li> <p><li>to calculate the costs of each individual care package; </li> <p><li>to undertake some descriptive analyses across the whole sample on service receipt patterns and costs.</li></p>

Item Type: Research report (external)
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 14:30
Last Modified: 20 May 2011 14:30
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/27142 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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