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Older People with Learning Disabilities: Workforce Issues

Hussein, Shereen, Manthorpe, J. (2005) Older People with Learning Disabilities: Workforce Issues. Journal of Integrated Care, 13 (1). pp. 17-23. ISSN 1476-9018. (doi:10.1108/14769018200500004) (KAR id:68427)

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Abstract

The life expectancy of people with learning disabilities has increased substantially. Services for older people with learning disabilities are provided by various sectors and practitioners (generic health and social care, or specialist learning disability or old age). The literature suggests that practitioners do not feel well-equipped to support people with learning disabilities as they grow older, and older people's services do not always have the opportunity to share experiences and skills. This paper highlights areas such as dementia support, where the intersection between services is not clear, and explores what might help practitioners to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities as they grow older.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/14769018200500004
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1108/14769018200500004 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of Integrated Care [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome, workforce, dementia
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/68427 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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