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ERIC Number: EJ1128592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Day Service Provision for People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Case Study MappingĀ 15-Year Trends in Ireland
Fleming, Padraic; McGilloway, Sinead; Barry, Sarah
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n2 p383-394 Mar 2017
Background: Day services for people with intellectual disabilities are experiencing a global paradigm shift towards innovative person-centred models of care. This study maps changing trends in day service utilization to highlight how policy, emergent patterns and demographic trends influence service delivery. Methods: National intellectual disability data (1998-2013) were analysed using WINPEPI software and mapped using QGIS Geographic Information System. Results: Statistically significant changes indicated fewer people availing of day services as a proportion of the general population; more males; fewer people aged <35; a doubling in person-centred plans; and an emerging urban/rural divide. Day services did not change substantially and often did not reflect demand. Conclusions: Emergent trends can inform future direction of disability services. Government funds should support individualized models, more adaptive to changing trends. National databases need flexibility to respond to policy and user demands. Future research should focus on day service utilization of younger people and the impact of rurality on service availability, utilization, quality and migration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; Austria; France; Finland; Hungary; Bulgaria; Romania
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