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Paying the piper and calling the tune? Commissioners' evaluation of advocacy services for people with learning disabilities

Hussein, Shereen, Rapaport, Joan, Manthorpe, Jill, Moriarty, Jo, Collins, J (2006) Paying the piper and calling the tune? Commissioners' evaluation of advocacy services for people with learning disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 10 (1). pp. 75-91. ISSN 1744-6295. (doi:10.1177/1744629506062281) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:68421)

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Abstract

Increases in funding of advocacy schemes are leading to their general expansion in the UK. Little is known of how their activities are evaluated by funders. This article examines how local authorities evaluate the outcomes of advocacy schemes. It reports on and discusses the findings of a survey of local authorities. Respondents identified the types of support they provided to advocacy schemes and their requirements for service reports. Data are presented on the length of time that schemes have been funded, geographical variations and whether schemes are generalist or specialist. This analysis is set in the context of discussion with stakeholders. The authors conclude that monitoring and review systems are not well known or extensively used, that while user involvement in evaluation is seen as appropriate this is not well developed, but that advocacy services themselves are interested in contributing to processes of improvement and accountability.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1744629506062281
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1177/1744629506062281 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of Intellectual Disabilities [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: advocacy; commissioning; evaluation; learning disability; local authority
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/68421 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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