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ERIC Number: EJ779091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Responsive Services for People with Learning Disabilities from Minority Ethnic Communities
Caton, Sue; Starling, Samantha; Burton, Mark; Azmi, Sabiha; Chapman, Melanie
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v35 n4 p229-235 Dec 2007
This article reports the results of a postal questionnaire survey carried out to explore the responsiveness and appropriateness of services for people with learning disabilities from minority ethnic communities in the North West of England. Twenty-one learning disability service commissioners or service providers completed the questionnaire. Results indicated that services were influenced by legislation and guidelines which help services develop specific programmes. Organizational culture also played a role in how services respond. Respondents reported that a variety of new services were currently being developed. Individual staff members and good organizational support were most cited as the factors that facilitate effective policies, practices, and procedures whereas problems regarding funding were most frequently cited as barriers. The respondents detailed evidence of some work being carried out at the grass roots level, but the responses indicate that a core theme is the marginalization of the issue of meeting the needs of people from minority ethnic groups.
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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)