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Old Issues and New Directions: Perceptions of advocacy, its extent and effectiveness from a qualitative study of stakeholder views

Rapaport, Joan, Manthorpe, Jill, Hussein, Shereen, Moriarty, Jo, Collins, Jean (2006) Old Issues and New Directions: Perceptions of advocacy, its extent and effectiveness from a qualitative study of stakeholder views. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 10 (2). pp. 191-210. ISSN 1744-6295. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:68422)

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Abstract

This article describes and discusses 27 interviews that explored perceptions of the effectiveness of advocacy services for people with learning disabilities in the UK. The views of stakeholders on the current position of advocacy services, how services are evaluated and recommendations for change are central themes in the analysis of the interviews. The discussion suggests that although evaluation of effectiveness is increasingly important in the light of policy change and funding constraints, it is not universally in place and available tools are considered to be inadequate for the task. The explanation of this may lie in the continuing debates over the meaning and purpose of evaluation and fears that it is one-dimensional. Future investment and commitment to advocacy schemes will need to address these issues.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of Intellectual Disability [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: advocacy; advocacy services; evaluation; learning disabilities; mental health advocacy
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/68422 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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