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Journal article

Challenging behaviour: the prospect for change

Author:
MANSELL Jim
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 22(1), 1994, pp.2-5.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Considers the current situation for people with learning disabilities who also have challenging behaviour, and how that situation can be improved.

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Structured observational research in services for people with learning disabilities

Author:
MANSELL Jim
Publisher:
NIHR School for Social Care Research
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
31p.
Place of publication:
London

The authors review structured observational research, primarily in services for people with learning disabilities. Observational research is of particular value where people using services are unable to answer interviews or questionnaires about their experiences, and where proxy respondents may not be sufficiently accurate sources of data. The review illustrates the use of observational data in assessing and improving the quality of services. Drawing on the published research evaluating services for people with learning disabilities, it deals with the question of what to observe and how to define it so that the information gathered is valid and reliable. It discusses sampling in order to obtain representative information, considers the practical steps that have to be taken in order to make observations in services, and, using examples from the research literature, it shows how to analyse and present observational data.

Journal article

Commentary on 'No One Knows: offenders with learning disabilities and learning difficulties'

Author:
MANSELL Jim
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 14(1), February 2009, pp.27-28.
Publisher:
Emerald

In commenting on a paper by Jenny Talbot the author discusses possible reasons for the increase in the number of people with learning disabilities who are in prison. The reason highlighted are a reduction in the scope of social care services, a lack of alternative long-stay institutions and a change in social work activity from casework to care management.

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Person-centred active support: a multimedia training resource for staff to enable participation, inclusion and choice for people with learning disabilities

Authors:
MANSELL Jim, et al
Publisher:
Pavilion
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
165p., bibliog, looseleaf, CD ROM
Place of publication:
Brighton

Training in person-centred active support includes both study-based and hands-on components. This pack offers the study-based component. It can be used both by trainers working in a group situation and by individual staff studying for their own personal development or as part of a required training course. This pack aims to enable front-line staff supporting people with learning disabilities to provide ‘active support’, providing enough help to enable people participate successfully in meaningful activities and relationships, irrespective of the level of disability of the service user or the presence of additional needs such as challenging behaviour.

Journal article

Individual planning: an exploration of the link between quality of plan and quality of life

Authors:
ADAMS Lynn, MANSELL Jim, BEADLE-BROWN Julie
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34(2), June 2006, pp.68-76.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

In this study individual plans for people with intellectual disabilities were evaluated for quality and effectiveness in improving quality of life. Quality was assessed by rating whether goals were relevant, observable, age appropriate, necessary, timetabled, developmental, measurable, realistic, assigned to staff and improving at least one of O'Brien's five service accomplishments. Effectiveness was assessed by examining quality of life outcomes for participants with and without individual plans rated as higher quality. No significant difference in outcomes associated with having a higher quality individual plan was found. Findings present a challenge to current expectations that presence and quality of individual plan goals are associated with improved outcomes. Written individual plan goals may not be directly correlated with actual practice, and further research is required to examine this.

Journal article

Deinstitutionalisation and community living: an international perspective

Author:
MANSELL Jim
Journal article citation:
Housing Care and Support, 8(3), September 2005, pp.26-33.
Publisher:
Emerald

This article reviews progress in deinstitutionalisation and community living for people with learning disabilities. The effects of replacing institutional care on residents are summarised and some emerging problems are identified.

Journal article

Deinstitutionalisation and community living: an international perspective

Author:
MANSELL Jim
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 10(1), February 2005, pp.22-29.
Publisher:
Emerald

Reviews progress in deinstitutionalisation and community living for people with learning disabilities, summarising the effects of replacing institutional care on residents and identifying emerging problems.

Journal article

Grouping people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour in residential care

Authors:
MANSELL Jim, BEADLE-BROWN Julie
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 9(2), April 2004, pp.4-10.
Publisher:
Emerald

Grouping people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour in residential care has been the focus of several recent research studies. Describes these studies and what they found. In general they found negative effects of grouping people with challenging behaviour together in terms of the quality of staff interaction with them and the outcomes they experience.

Journal article

Time to raise standards

Author:
MANSELL Jim
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 10.8.00, 2000, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

How should the national strategy for people with learning difficulties, now being drafted by the Department of Health, being judged when it arrives? Eight areas in which it needs to offer concrete proposals are suggested.

Book

Developing staffed housing for people with mental handicaps

Author:
MANSELL Jim
Publisher:
Costello
Publication year:
1987
Pagination:
294p., tables, bibliog.
Place of publication:
Tunbridge Wells

Practical guide for staff involved in transition of people from institutional to community care. Based on a staffed housing scheme in Andover, Hampshire.

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