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The adult day care workforce in England at a time of policy change: implications for learning disability support services

Hussein, Shereen, Manthorpe, Jill (2010) The adult day care workforce in England at a time of policy change: implications for learning disability support services. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 14 (2). pp. 95-110. ISSN 1744-6295. (doi:10.1177/1744629510381940) (KAR id:68386)

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Abstract

More people will receive personal budgets to pay for social care services in England. Such people may or may not continue using services such as adult day care centres. Many day centres are under threat of closure. These trends will affect those working in adult day care. This article examines the profile of this workforce, using recent NMDS-SC data and applying multinomial statistical modelling. We identified nearly 6000 adult day care workers, over half supporting adults with learning disability. The results of the analysis show significant variations between the adult day care, residential care and domiciliary workforces. At the personal level, day care workers are significantly older and less ethnically diverse than other workers. They tend to have been working in the sector for longer, and their work patterns are more stable. The findings are discussed within the context of policy changes affecting learning disabilities and social care workforce strategies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1744629510381940
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1177/1744629510381940 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of Intellectual Disabilities [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Financing, Personal, Humans, Home Care Services, Aged, England, Learning Disorders, Health Policy, Health Services for the Aged, Adult, Day Care, Middle Aged, Disabled Persons, Health Facility Closure, Male, Female, Health Manpower
Subjects: H Social Sciences
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 > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68386 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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