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Characteristics of the most expensive residential placements for adults with learning disabilities in South East England: a follow-up survey.

Deveau, Roy, McGill, Peter, Poynter, Jo (2015) Characteristics of the most expensive residential placements for adults with learning disabilities in South East England: a follow-up survey. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 20 (2). pp. 97-102. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-01-2015-0003) (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

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the characteristics of the highest cost residential placements provided for adults with learning disabilities in the South East of England, comparing findings with a previous survey. Design/methodology/approach – Lead commissioners for NHS and Local Authority teams in the South-East of England were asked to provide information on the five highest cost placements that they currently commissioned. Findings – The average placement cost was £200,000 per annum with a range from £81,000 to £430,000 per annum. Individual characteristics of people placed were broadly similar to those identified in previous studies. Originality/value – Significant resources are used to support relatively few individuals. These individuals’ needs and characteristics suggest areas for research and practice development.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-01-2015-0003
Uncontrolled keywords: Adult social care, Intellectual disability, Learning disability, High-cost placement, Out-of-area placement, Residential placement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 11:24 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48702 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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