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When the eagles fly: a report on resettlement of people with learning difficulties from long-stay institutions

Author:
COLLINS Jean
Publisher:
Values into Action
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
52p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

A critique of the progress being made in moving people with learning difficulties into the community.

Journal article

Of black bags and ordinary lives

Author:
COLLINS Jean
Journal article citation:
Focus, May 1994, pp.2-8.
Publisher:
RNIB

The development of community care as a replacement for institutional care has revolutionised the lives of thousands of people with learning difficulties. Looks at the needs of people with visual and learning disabilities who are waiting to leave mental handicap hospitals.

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Bill of no rights

Author:
COLLINS Jean
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.8.03, 2003, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author, director of Values into Action, critically evaluates the Mental Incapacity Bill. Argues that the Bill will take decision making even further away from those judged to lack capacity.

Journal article

Are villages really 'a suitable option'?

Author:
COLLINS Jean
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 13(3), January 2000, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Since publication of the Hester Adrian Research Centre's report comparing hospital campuses, village communities and dispersed community-based housing, it has been assumed that village communities have been given a new seal of approval. The author takes a close look at research findings and concludes that people have been jumping to erroneous conclusions.

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Direct payments are not a mystery

Author:
COLLINS Jean
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 4(1), September 1997, pp.18-20.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

Discusses how some authorities are regarding the Community Care (Direct Payments) Act as if it is introducing a totally alien concept. The author calls on local authorities to make use of the experience gained and to give people with learning difficulties the assistance they need in making their views and wishes known over direct payments.

Journal article

Integration or sanctuary?

Authors:
HARKER David, COLLINS Jean
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 23.1.97, 1997, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

In recent years it has been the accepted wisdom that people with learning difficulties benefit from living in the community. But how do we know this is the best solution? The authors debate the merits of institutions and village communities versus care in the community.

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The isolation of 'villages'

Author:
COLLINS Jean
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 3(1), September 1996, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

The author, Director of Values into Action, describes the findings of the recent report, which rejects the notion that village communities are cost effective. Stresses that people with learning difficulties have the right to live non-institutionalised lives in the community, and that transforming of mental handicap hospitals into village communities would amount to little more that the erection of new signboards.

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A little help from a friend to reach the 'unachievable'

Author:
COLLINS Jean
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 2(4), June 1996, pp.13-14.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

Discusses the importance of the decision to include people with learning disabilities in the Community Care (Direct Payments) Bill.

Book

What's choice got to do with it: a study of housing and support for people with learning difficulties

Author:
COLLINS Jean
Publisher:
Values into Action
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
47p.
Place of publication:
London

Research study looking at recent developments in services for people with learning difficulties, which mean that services are independent of housing. These separate arrangements are supposed to give people greater choice and independence, but it could be argued that housing and support need to be inter-related if people are to enjoy a 'seamless' service. The study looks at 11 housing and support services and concludes that service values rather than contract specifications and purchase arrangements actually have most impact on people's daily lives.

Journal article

Living difficulties

Author:
COLLINS Jean
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.5.95, 1995, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Recently Rescare, the National Society for Mentally Handicapped People in Residential Care launched a campaign supporting village communities. Argues that people with learning difficulties should be helped to live in the community rather than segregated in groups.

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