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The quality and costs of fully staffed and partially staffed group homes.

Felce, D. and Perry, J. and Robertson, Janet M. and Romeo, R. and Meek, A. and Emerson, Eric and Knapp, Martin (2006) The quality and costs of fully staffed and partially staffed group homes. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 19 (3). p. 232. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Aim: Research in Australia has shown that partially-staffed group homes deliver better outcomes for people with moderate or mild intellectual disabilities despite their lower staff input. This study sought to examine the outcomes and costs of semi-independent living and staffed group homes for similar people in the UK. Method: 35 adult pairs in partially and fully staffed group homes were matched on adaptive and challenging behaviour and co-resident characteristics. Data were collected on (a) participant and co-resident characteristics, (b) participants’ social networks, activities, choice, safety, health and satisfaction, (c) resource inputs including staffing, accommodation costs and use of services. Results: Significant differences in outcomes and costs will be presented. Conclusions: Implications for cost-effective provision will be stated.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 33020
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2010 16:27
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33020

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