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The Ealing Intensive Therapeutic and Short Breaks Service: an update five years on

Dilks-Hopper, Heather, Jacobs, Chloe, Sholl, Catherine, Gore, Nick J., Falconer, Caroline (2019) The Ealing Intensive Therapeutic and Short Breaks Service: an update five years on. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 24 (2). pp. 56-63. ISSN 1359-5474. E-ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-09-2018-0027) (KAR id:74081)


The purpose of this paper is to present an update on the Ealing Intensive Therapeutic and Short Breaks Service (ITSBS). Design/methodology/approach– Thechallengestheservicehasfacedarereviewed,includingtheservice’s response to those challenges. Also provided is a more detailed analysis of the outcomes of the service. Findings – The ITSBS continues to succeed in supporting young people with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour to stay at home with their families. Originality/value – Despite considerable challenges and adaptations to the model, the ITSBS is still achieving successful outcomes for vulnerable young people and is considered nationally to be a bestpracticemodel.Fewpriorarticleshaveprovidedanaccountofhowinnovativeservicemodelsaremaintained and evolve over time.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-09-2018-0027
Uncontrolled keywords: Community living, Challenging behaviour, Positive behaviour support, Intellectual disability, Autistic spectrum disorder, Out-of-area placements
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Nick Gore
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 11:33 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 15:36 UTC
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