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Book

Asylum to anarchy

Author:
BARON Claire
Publisher:
Free Association Books
Publication year:
1987
Pagination:
287p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

A detailed study based on participant observation in a psychiatric institution providing therapeutic care and the management crisis that threatened its existence.

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Residential care with mentally ill people: needs and processes

Author:
PAYNE M.
Journal article citation:
Practice: Social Work in Action, 1(3), 1987, pp.213-224.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

Discusses elements of residential care which can increase the competence of mentally ill people.

Book

Independent review of Residential Care: needs of mentally ill adults

Author:
GIBBONS Jane
Publisher:
National Institute for Social Work
Publication year:
1986
Pagination:
42p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London
Book

Discovering Camphill: new perspectives, research and developments

Editors:
JACKSON Robin, (ed.)
Publisher:
Floris Books
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
336p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Bringing together research from scholars and experts in a variety of disciplines, the editors explore a broad range of issues which affect Camphill life. The essays examine social, political and educational topics including; spiritual needs, residential childcare, disabled identity, working with autistic children and the development of Camphill communities around the world. It is suggested that the lack of easily accessible literature about Camphill communities has contributed to a common perception of Camphill as 'closed' communities which have little interest in communicating with the 'the outside world'. Some influential officials and practitioners who determine education and social-work policy and practice are believed to know little about Camphill, thus increasing the risk of misunderstanding and threatening the future of Camphill communities. The book has two main aims; to report on the finding of research on several Camphill communities, and to discuss societal trends which may impact on the future of the Camphill movement. This book seeks not only to bridge the knowledge gap about Camphilll but also to demonstrate to a wider audience the unique and inspiring qualities of Camphill communities. The book is expected to be of interest to those with an interest in the provision of services for children and adults with special needs.

Book

An uneasy dwelling: the story of the Philadelphia Association community houses

Author:
GORDON Paul
Publisher:
PCCS Books
Publication year:
2010
Place of publication:
Ross-on-Wye

The Philadelphia Association has been providing places of asylum for over 40 years. Hundreds of men and women, whether formally designated ‘mentally ill’, or experiencing serious emotional distress, have entered a PA community house and been allowed to “go through whatever they have to go through”, in their own time and in their own way, free from the interventions of psychiatry or family. Despite the longevity and the radically different nature of the project, little has been written about the work. This book is an attempt to correct that. It is in part a history of the houses but also an account of how the houses work today and an exploration of their underpinning ethos. The most famous of the houses was the first, Kingsley Hall, which opened in 1965 and which has come to have an almost iconic status in the world of what has come to be called critical psychiatry. More than 15 houses have been run under PA auspices. In the past the PA was most closely identified with one of its founders, the highly public figure RD Laing. This book is an attempt to explain more about the PA and reveal misperceptions.

Journal article

A safe haven

Author:
NEUSTATTER Angela
Journal article citation:
Young Minds Magazine, 83, July 2006, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
YoungMinds

The author visits Collingham Gardens, the largest children's psychiatric in-patient unit in the country, and looks at the work it does with highly disturbed children.

Journal article

Where does duty begin?

Author:
CLEMENTS Luke
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 21.1.99, 1999, p.26.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the local authorities' duty to provide free residential care.

Journal article

Size is important

Author:
WHITELEY Philip
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 21.8.97, 1997, p.9.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Mental health groups are opposed to the development of a 136-bed psychiatric unit in north London, arguing that resources should go to care in the community. But proponents insist that large does not mean second best.

Book

The prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among adults living in institutions

Authors:
MELTZER Howard, et al, GREAT BRITAIN. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
110p.,tables.
Place of publication:
London

Report presenting the findings of a survey of the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among adults living in residential care. Shows variations in prevalence between different types of institution, including hospitals, residential care homes and alternative types of residential accommodation.

Journal article

Planned provision blues

Author:
FAULKNER Alison
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.10.92, 1992, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Services for people with mental health problems face particular difficulties in the struggle to get community care right. Presents the result of a national survey which was carried out by Research and Development in Psychiatry.

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