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ERIC Number: EJ1035022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Self-Directed Support Policy: Challenges and Possible Solutions
Harkes, Mary A.; Brown, Michael; Horsburgh, Dorothy
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v42 n3 p169-176 Aug 2014
A systematic literature review was conducted between September 2010 and April 2011 and published earlier in this journal, paper 1. The findings indicated that few studies of Self-Directed Support focused specifically on people with intellectual disabilities. The range of individuals' ability and distinction between adults with or without legal capacity have not been addressed. It is clear that Self-Directed Support is not, as yet, a viable option for all individuals with an intellectual disability. However, some who have accessed it reported an improvement in their quality of life. For Self-Directed Support to succeed for people with a wide range of intellectual disabilities, the level of awareness of its existence, and the potential barriers in relation to uptake, must be identified and addressed. This paper suggests possible strategies to maximise access to Self-Directed Support and identifies areas in which further research is required.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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