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A significant number of people with learning disabilities live in nursing and residential homes for older people. Based on research undertaken by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, this article describes why they entered these services and their lives once there. It raises...
The Care Standards Act 2000 was introduced in July 2000 and will come into force in April 2002. With only a few months to go, the Government has at last produced a raft of secondary legislation, which has to be in place by the time the Act is in force.
Extra care housing is increasingly prominent as a strategic solution to the issues presented by an ageing population and low demand in traditional sheltered housing and (in some cases) as an alternative to residential care. However, it is proving difficult to assess rigorously its long‐term...
The way that the housing association sector organises itself is changing rapidly. Housing associations - registered social landlords (RSLs) - are individually registered by the Housing Corporation. Their performance is monitored at the level of individual organisations. But threequarters of all...
The Supporting People programme will bring about significant changes to the way in which support services are funded and delivered. The Best Value framework provides a key process for achieving the objectives of the Supporting People programme and can underpin the role of service users. A Best...
The two previous articles set out a typology of extra care housing and support for older people, and outlined funding. The last in the series describes how to decide if a frail elderly scheme is required, what model is most needed and in which location. The process of reaching a decision on the...
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