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Mapping social lives: social networks and social support of individuals with intellectual disabilities

Forrester-Jones, Rachel (2000) Mapping social lives: social networks and social support of individuals with intellectual disabilities. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 44. p. 285. Blackwell (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2788.2000.d01-124.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The present paper reports on findings concerning the social network and social support of approximately 250 people with intellectual disabilities who are living in community settings across the UK. An interview schedule was developed which incorporated a social network map to delineate the structural and interaction properties of individuals’ social networks. More qualitative methodologies were employed to gather user-defined data about friendship. The social network interview was part of a wide study looking at the outcomes and costs of community care Ten Years On. Descriptive accounts of people’s social lives are presented, including types of support received. Relationships between social networks and types of community settings, as well as interrelated outcomes, such as skills and behaviour, are also reported. Recommendations to service providers and staff concerning social networks are highlighted.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1046/j.1365-2788.2000.d01-124.x
Additional information: Document Type: Meeting Abstract Meeting Abstract: 372
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 19 May 2009 18:43 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 14:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16104 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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