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Comparing costs and outcomes of supported living with group homes in Australia

Bigby, Christine, Bould, Emma, Beadle-Brown, Julie (2017) Comparing costs and outcomes of supported living with group homes in Australia. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, . pp. 1-13. ISSN 1366-8250. (doi:10.3109/13668250.2017.1299117) (KAR id:60855)

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Abstract

Background: Supported living is perceived as more flexible than group homes for people with intellectual disability. This study identified costs and factors associated with quality of life (QOL) in supported living and compared this with group homes.

Results: QOL differed little, supported living was cheaper, and 30?35% of both groups had similar support needs. Being younger, having autism, better health, family support, and participation in structured activities were associated with better outcomes in supported living.

Conclusions: Supported living holds potential for group home residents, but greater support is required in domains such as health and interpersonal relationships.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3109/13668250.2017.1299117
Subjects: H Social Sciences
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
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: 11 Mar 2017 23:24 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60855 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beadle-Brown, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2306-8801
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