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ERIC Number: EJ1118062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
What Is Standard Care for People with Learning Disabilities and Behaviour That Challenges and What Does It Cost?
Iemmi, Valentina; Knapp, Martin; Gore, Nick; Cooper, Vivien; Brown, Freddy Jackson; Reid, Caroline; Saville, Maria
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v44 n4 p309-321 Dec 2016
Background: We describe current care arrangements in England for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges, and estimate their comparative costs. Materials and Methods: A two-round Delphi exercise was performed in March and April 2014, followed by a costing exercise. Results: The study finds a mixed picture: participants reported that 60-87% of children, 66-88% of young people and 34-47% of adults were likely to be living within the community. Annual cost of care would range between £39 612 and £74 876 for children, between £35 235 and £52 832 for young people and between £81 478 and £94 799 for adults. Conclusion: While residential-based care may continue to be necessary for respite or for individuals with particular needs, community-based care may be an economically attractive alternative, supporting the inclusion of people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges within their communities, potentially at a lower cost. [This article was also written by the BC Delphi Group.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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