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What is standard care for people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges and what does it cost?

Lemmi, V., Knapp, M., Gore, N.J., Cooper, V., Jackson Brown, F., Reid, C., Saville, M. (2016) What is standard care for people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges and what does it cost? British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 44 (4). pp. 309-321. ISSN 1354-4187. E-ISSN 1468-3156. (doi:10.1111/bld.12168)

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Abstract

Background: We describe current care arrangements in England for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges, and estimate their comparative costs. Materials and Methods: A two-round Delphi exercise was performed in March and April 2014, followed by a costing exercise. Results: The study finds a mixed picture: participants reported that 60–87% of children, 66–88% of young people and 34–47% of adults were likely to be living within the community. Annual cost of care would range between £39 612 and £74 876 for children, between £35 235 and £52 832 for young people and between £81 478 and £94 799 for adults. Conclusion: While residential-based care may continue to be necessary for respite or for individuals with particular needs, community-based care may be an economically attractive alternative, supporting the inclusion of people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges within their communities, potentially at a lower cost.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/bld.12168
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 12:38 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59808 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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