Changing Services for People with Learning Disabilities by R. Farmer, J. Rohde, B. Sacks

By R. Farmer, J. Rohde, B. Sacks

It is a distinctive research of the psychological Handicap Registers within the North West Thames area, London. It provides insights into the issues confronted by way of handicapped members, their mom and dad and the gurus answerable for supplying prone.

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Usually these homes are designed to provide accommodation for 5-30 people. They are funded by the LA through local taxes (rates or community charge) supplemented by monies paid directly from the central government department of social security. 8%) currently live in LA accommodation. Private and/or voluntary homes (PlY) These are either owned by charities, for example, the Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults (MENCAP), religious orders and so on, or are privately owned and run for profit.

The type of facilities required to care for individuals in this group is determined as much by their behaviour, physical disabilities, and social circumstances as it is by their intellectual deficit. Therefore, forecasting the type of facilities that should be provided presents a complex problem. In this monograph we show that people with mental handicaps form a diverse group. Apart from their underlying mental handicaps, a high proportion are affected with physical disabilities, concurrent physical and psychiatric illness, and many have severe behavioural problems.

They vary a great deal in the range of facilities and standards of care, some offering a complete and almost selfsufficient community, others simply providing sheltered accommodation and food. The individual residents are paid for in part by the LAs from which the person was admitted, and in part from central funds through the social security system. 5%) currently live in PlY accommodation. Foster homes These are used for some people with mental handicaps, mostly children and young adults. Families are paid to accept the handicapped person into their own homes and provide 32 Places of residence complete care for them.

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