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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for people with intellectual disabilities – role of a reference group in achieving change

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for people with intellectual disabilities – role of a... PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to explore the importance of equal access to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for people with intellectual disabilities.Design/methodology/approachThe paper identifies barriers to access and shows how a reference group can work to solve the barriers and increase access.FindingsThe paper evaluates the authors’ progress to date and how the authors plan to continue to take the work forward.Practical implicationsThe paper highlights some of the factors responsible for the authors’ success and gives information that will be helpful to other areas who are interested in facilitating equal access.Originality/valueThe paper demonstrates how the focus of a reference group can drive improvements across services to improve access for people with intellectual disabilities to IAPT services. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Emerald Publishing

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for people with intellectual disabilities – role of a reference group in achieving change

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2044-1282
DOI
10.1108/AMHID-05-2017-0016
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to explore the importance of equal access to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for people with intellectual disabilities.Design/methodology/approachThe paper identifies barriers to access and shows how a reference group can work to solve the barriers and increase access.FindingsThe paper evaluates the authors’ progress to date and how the authors plan to continue to take the work forward.Practical implicationsThe paper highlights some of the factors responsible for the authors’ success and gives information that will be helpful to other areas who are interested in facilitating equal access.Originality/valueThe paper demonstrates how the focus of a reference group can drive improvements across services to improve access for people with intellectual disabilities to IAPT services.

Journal

Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual DisabilitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 5, 2017

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