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Commentary on “Depression and people with a learning disability: a way forward”

McGill, Peter (2020) Commentary on “Depression and people with a learning disability: a way forward”. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 24 (1). pp. 22-25. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-12-2019-0041) (KAR id:85336)

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on Andrew Jahoda’s article “Depression and people with a learning disability: a way forward”.

Design/methodology/approach: The paper considers depression and other issues of psychological well-being from the perspective of the eligibility criteria for social care in England as enshrined in the 2014 Care Act.

Findings: There is a danger of issues of psychological well-being being seen as health rather than social care needs. A more integrated perspective is required.

Originality/value: The paper illustrates the importance of the role of social care provision in promoting the well-being of people with learning disabilities.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-12-2019-0041
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter McGill
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 12:40 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 04:17 UTC
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