Moving from family care to residential and supported accommodation: a national, longitudinal study of people with intellectual disabilities
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Roy McConkey, Fionnola Kelly, Hasheem Mannan and Sarah Craig (2011) Moving From Family Care to Residential and Supported Accommodation: National, Longitudinal Study of People With Intellectual Disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: July 2011, Vol. 116, No. 4, pp. 305-314.
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A cohort of nearly 11,000 persons was traced over 8 years to determine those who had moved from family care and those who had remained. The majority (85%) continued to live with families, and, for two thirds (67%), no future move was deemed necessary. The 2 main predictors of moving were as follows: A need had been previously recorded and the family had used out-of-home respite services during the 8 years. However, just one quarter of those identified as needing to move had done so in the 8 years. Conversely, no prior indication of need had been recorded for two thirds of people who had moved in this period. The complexities of assessing need and equitably meeting demands are discussed.
Author: MANNAN, HASHEEM
Publisher:American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities;
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