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People with learning disabilities in ‘out-of-area’ residential placements: 1. Policy context

Mansell, J. L., Beadle-Brown, Julie, Skidmore, C., Whelton, Beckie, Hutchinson, A. (2006) People with learning disabilities in ‘out-of-area’ residential placements: 1. Policy context. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50 (11). pp. 837-844. ISSN 1365-2788. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2006.00849.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) (KAR id:52155)

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Abstract

Background A growing shortage of residential care for people with learning disabilities leads to placement funded by one authority in another authority’s area. Such out-of-area placements are governed by guidance from different government departments in respect of different funding streams.Method This paper presents an analysis of this guidance and shows that it is inconsistent and incomplete.Results and Conclusion The guidance creates a framework of incentives for health and social services authorities that could lead to people being placed out-of-area against their own best interests, with negative consequences for them and for the ‘receiving’ authorities. A companion paper uses interview data to examine the reasons for and effects of out-of-area placement.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2006.00849.x
Uncontrolled keywords: learning disabilities, market, out-of-area placement, residential care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Beckie Whelton
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2015 21:30 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52155 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beadle-Brown, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2306-8801
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