Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Community care for people with learning disabilities: deficits and future plans

  • Nick Bouras (a1), Geraldine Holt (a1) and Shaun Gravestock (a1)
Abstract

The challenge facing services for people with learning disabilities is to create the environment in which clients have the best quality of life without preconception. The heterogenous nature of people with learning disabilities requires diversity of care provisions sensitive to their individual needs. The different demonstration and presentation of their mental health needs has influenced the development of services and different models of specialist services have emerged with local variations. There is still, however, a great deal of confusion on both ideological and service delivery level. Although services for people with learning disabilities have succeeded in resettling people in the community and supporting them in developing adaptive skills, unfortunately these successes are not matched by equally effective and efficient services to those with mental health needs.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Community care for people with learning disabilities: deficits and future plans
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Community care for people with learning disabilities: deficits and future plans
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Community care for people with learning disabilities: deficits and future plans
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Corresponding author
Correspondence
References
Hide All
Anness, V., Bhat, A., Bouras, N., Callias, M. et al (1991) A multi-aspect assessment for people with mental handicap. Psychiatric Bulletin, 15, 146.
Bicknell, J. (1985) The mental handicap service. In Caring for Mentally Handicapped People in the Community (eds. D. Sines and J. Bicknell) London: Harper & Row.
Bouras, N. & Drummond, C. (1992) Behaviour and psychiatric disorders of people with mental handicaps, Irving in the community. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 36, 349357.
Bouras, N., Kon, Y., & Drummond, C. (1993) Return to community: medical and psychiatric needs of adults with mental handicap. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 37, 177182.
Day, K. (1994) Psychiatric services in mental retardation: generic or specialised provision? In Mental Health in Mental Retardation, (ed. N. Bouras) Cambridge University Press.
Department of Health (1989) Caring for People: Community Care in the Next Decade and Beyond. London: HMSO.
Department of Health (1993) Challenging Behaviours and/or Mental Health Needs of People with Learning Disabilities. (Mansell Report). London: HMSO.
Glover, G. R., Rohde, J. & Farmer, R. D. T. (1993) Is money following the clients with learning disabilities? British Medical Journal 306, 987990.
Knapp, M., Cambridge, P., Thomason, C., Beecham, J. et al (1992) Care in the Community: Challenge and Demonstration. Canterbury: Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent.
Sethra, (1993) The Mental Health Needs of People with learning Disabilities. Report of a Working Group by South East Thames Regional Health Authority. Bexhill.
Tizard Centre (1994) Mansell Report Implementation Network Newsletter, No 2, 27 May 1994, University of Kent at Canterbury.
Tomlinson, B. (1992) Report of the Inquiry into London's Health Service, Medical Education and Research London: HMSO.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 15 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 28 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 19th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Community care for people with learning disabilities: deficits and future plans

  • Nick Bouras (a1), Geraldine Holt (a1) and Shaun Gravestock (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *