The case for village communities for adults with learning disabilities: an exploration of the concept

Author:
JACKSON R.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Learning Disabilities for Nursing Health and Social Care, 3(2), 1999, pp.110-117.

Underpinning the concept of 'village communities' for adults with learning disabilities is a range of assumptions about the nature of the community. This article seeks to challenge some of these assumptions and to question the wisdom of employing a concept of doubtful validity and utility. Some of the principle concerns of those opposed to the concept of 'village communities' are identified and discussed. Possible ways in which these concerns can be positively addressed are outlined.

Subject terms:
learning disabilities, residential care, communities, evaluation;

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