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Residential care in the community for adults with intellectual disability: needs, characteristics and services

Mansell, Jim, Ashman, Bev, Macdonald, Susan, Beadle-Brown, Julie (2002) Residential care in the community for adults with intellectual disability: needs, characteristics and services. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 46 (8). pp. 625-633. ISSN 1365-2788. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2788.2002.00440.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:52166)

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Abstract

Background The pattern of residential services for people with intellectual disability in England has changed dramatically since 1971, with many more places being made available in residential homes in the community. The aim of the present study was to assess the needs and characteristics of residents and features of all the residential homes provided by a national charity.Method Assessments of adaptive behaviour, problem behaviour and social impairment were completed by staff who knew residents well; information about costs and staffing was provided from central records.Results A significant proportion of residents have important care needs relating to their skills, their behaviour and their social abilities. Residents with these needs are dispersed throughout services, so that a large majority of services include one or more residents with relatively complex needs.Conclusions Compared with services in the late 1980s, these services care for a much more disabled client group. Since individuals with high levels of particular needs are typically distributed throughout services, a very high proportion of services require staff who have relatively advanced skills. Current national plans do not adequately address this need and case management arrangements may encourage the re-creation of more institutional services.Declaration of interest The first author is a Trustee of the charity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1046/j.1365-2788.2002.00440.x
Uncontrolled keywords: adaptive behaviour, epidemiology, needs, planning, problem behaviour
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: Julie Beadle-Brown
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2015 23:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52166 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beadle-Brown, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2306-8801
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