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Commentary on “Changes in the provision of residential care for adult persons with an intellectual disability: a national longitudinal study”

Turnpenny, Agnes (2012) Commentary on “Changes in the provision of residential care for adult persons with an intellectual disability: a national longitudinal study”. Tizard Disability Learning Review, 17 (1). pp. 11-13. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/13595471211207084) (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 provide a commentary on the previous paper in this issue “Changes in the provision of residential care for adults with an intellectual disability: a national longitudinal study”. Design/methodology/approach – The commentary outlines some of the challenges and potential drivers of deinstitutionalisation and community living including the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Findings – The paper finds that the UN Convention and the practice of international organisations that fund investments in social care can potentially drive the replacement of institutions with community?based services for people with intellectual disabilities. Originality/value – The argument for deinstitutionalisation and community living needs to be maintained more broadly rather than being focused on certain countries or regions. Community living for people with intellectual disabilities should be a global agenda with an emphasis on the human rights of people.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/13595471211207084
Uncontrolled keywords: Deinstitutionalisation, Institutional care, Community living, People with intellectual disabilities, UN Convention, Social care
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV3008 Mental handicap and social care
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Agnes Turnpenny
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 23:53 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58972 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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