Identifying good group homes: qualitative indicators using a quality of life framework

Bigby, C. and Knox, M. and Beadle-Brown, Julie and Bould, E. (2014) Identifying good group homes: qualitative indicators using a quality of life framework. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52 (5). pp. 348-366. ISSN 1934-9556. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-52.5.348) (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

Despite change toward more individualized support, group homes are likely to remain for people with severe intellectual disability. As such, the search continues for ways to determine and maintain the quality of these settings. This article draws on in-depth qualitative analysis of participant observations conducted over 9–12 months in seven group homes for 21 people with a severe and profound level of intellectual disability. It explores the conceptualization of good outcomes and support for this group in terms of their quality of life and staff practices. The qualitative indicators of good outcomes for this group using quality of life domains can be used by auditors, community visitors, funders, advocates, or family members to guide observation and judgements about group homes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: group homes, quality of life, intellectual disability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Julie Beadle-Brown
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 11:36 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 08:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43191 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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