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Community placements for people with severe and profound learning disabilities and serious challenging behaviour: individual illustrations of issues and problems

McGill, Peter, Mansell, Jim (1995) Community placements for people with severe and profound learning disabilities and serious challenging behaviour: individual illustrations of issues and problems. Journal of Mental Health, 4 (2). pp. 183-198. ISSN 0963-8237. (doi:10.1080/09638239550037721) (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) (KAR id:34648)

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Abstract

Three individual cases of adults with severe or profound learning disabilities who moved from institutional care to individually-designed placements in small group homes are used in order to illustrate implications for good practice, management and policy-making. One case was of a successful placement which showed improved results over time; the second was a placement closed down to save money and the third was a placement which broke down in crisis with readmission to institutional care, but which was eventually recreated successfully. The cases show the need to work at three levels: the relationship between the individual and their immediate environment, the relationship between how this environment is delivered and how the placement is organised; and the relationship between the placement and the service system of which it is part.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09638239550037721
Uncontrolled keywords: EMTREE medical terms, adult, article, case report, female, group dynamics, housing, human, learning disorder, male, social environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter McGill
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 13:04 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2021 10:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34648 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McGill, Peter: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2796-8284
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