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Innovation: living together

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2010
Place of publication:
London

The film highlights two innovative approaches to meeting people’s accommodation needs. The first is an example of ‘Shared Lives’, a service provided by individuals and families in local communities who offer accommodation and support in their family home to people who are unable to live independently. The second is ‘Home Share’, a simple way of helping people to help each other. The film shows two people with different sets of needs, both of whom also have something to offer each other.

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Meeting the demands of a growing movement

Author:
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Journal article citation:
Community Care, 14.06.07, 2007, p.31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This article reports on the history and work of the National Association of Adult Placement Services (UK).

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The theory and practice of adult placements

Author:
-
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 17.05.07, 2007, pp.40-41.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This article highlights key areas that practitioners and commissioners should consider in the area of adult placements.

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Adult placement scheme for people with learning difficulties: policy and operational working document

Author:
LANCASHIRE. Social Services Department
Publisher:
Lancashire. Social Services Department
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
100p.
Place of publication:
Preston

Document setting out the definition, philosophy, principles and service objectives behind Lancashire SSD's adult placement scheme. Also details how the scheme should be managed, financial arrangements, the role of the carers involved, placement procedures, placement 'aftercare', legal aspects, medical care, and complaints procedures.

Journal article

Family placements for people with a learning difficulty: a study using time budgets

Authors:
DAGNAN David, DREWETT Robert
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Social Work, 22(2), 1992, pp.133-145.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Reports on a study of the Durham County Council Family Placement Scheme which offers long-term care in families for adults with learning difficulties; describes characteristics of clients and carers, trips and activities outside the home, activities within the home and makes comparisons with data from other residential settings.

Journal article

Geel's deal

Author:
BRANDON David
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 11.7.91, 1991, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

Reports on a small town in Belgium with a very long history of adult placement of people with mental health problems.

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Family placement schemes for adults with a mental handicap in Great Britain

Authors:
DAGNAN David, et al
Journal article citation:
Research Policy and Planning, 8(2), 1990, pp.9-11.
Publisher:
Social Services Research Group

Reports on a national survey of family placement schemes for people with a mental handicap.

Journal article

Providing and ordinary family life

Author:
PIERCE Julie
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 16.11.89, 1989, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

Wandsworth Social Services Department's Family Living Scheme places adults with learning difficulties into ordinary family homes.

Journal article

Successful foster caregivers of geriatric patients

Authors:
BRAUN Kathryn L., et al
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Work, 13(1), Winter 1988, pp.25-34.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Examines the characteristics of caregivers from two foster-care programmes for severely disabled elderly people.

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Adult placement in England: a synthesis of the literature

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
18
Place of publication:
London

This report aims set out distil the key literature on adult placement, looking at: the policy and regulatory context of adult placement; facts and figures; and people’s perceptions and experiences of life in an adult placement. It reports that little qualitative or quantitative research exists about this sector of social care and much of the material relates to concerns from the sector about the regulation of services, and the development of the current regulatory system.

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