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Labels and Service Delivery for People with Learning Disabilities

Labels and Service Delivery for People with Learning Disabilities A personal perspective Labels and Service Delivery for People with Learning Disabilities Bill Robbins Director of Social Services South Gloucestershire requirement to establish their stability and persistence Labels and definitions restricts the use of the term “disorder” to adults’ In the learning disabilities field, the term ‘dual (Marlowe & Sugarman, 1997). diagnosis’ is now used primarily to refer to people with The dual diagnosis phrase crops up again in what learning disabilities and mental health problems. In appears to be demarcation disputes between providers the wider health and social care world, however, it is of services for older people and those for people with used in several other ways. Over the last two years, my mental health problems. The mental health services exposure to the phrase has been firstly as a result of locally, both NHS and social care, argue strongly that chairing my local drug action team, where the term older people with dementia or severe depression are means ‘severe and enduring mental illness or disorder, their responsibility. The latest guidance on joint and problematic drug/alcohol use’. This definition of investment plans instructs NHS and social services dual diagnosis includes: managers that plans for older people are expected http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Emerald Publishing

Labels and Service Delivery for People with Learning Disabilities

Mental Health Review Journal , Volume 5 (2): 2 – Jun 1, 2000

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1361-9322
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10.1108/13619322200000012
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Abstract

A personal perspective Labels and Service Delivery for People with Learning Disabilities Bill Robbins Director of Social Services South Gloucestershire requirement to establish their stability and persistence Labels and definitions restricts the use of the term “disorder” to adults’ In the learning disabilities field, the term ‘dual (Marlowe & Sugarman, 1997). diagnosis’ is now used primarily to refer to people with The dual diagnosis phrase crops up again in what learning disabilities and mental health problems. In appears to be demarcation disputes between providers the wider health and social care world, however, it is of services for older people and those for people with used in several other ways. Over the last two years, my mental health problems. The mental health services exposure to the phrase has been firstly as a result of locally, both NHS and social care, argue strongly that chairing my local drug action team, where the term older people with dementia or severe depression are means ‘severe and enduring mental illness or disorder, their responsibility. The latest guidance on joint and problematic drug/alcohol use’. This definition of investment plans instructs NHS and social services dual diagnosis includes: managers that plans for older people are expected

Journal

Mental Health Review JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2000

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