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ERIC Number: EJ835366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Reported Barriers to the Implementation of Person-Centred Planning for People with Intellectual Disabilities in the UK
Robertson, Janet; Hatton, Chris; Emerson, Eric; Elliott, Johan; McIntosh, Barbara; Swift, Paul; Krinjen-Kemp, Emma; Towers, Christine; Romeo, Renee; Knapp, Martin; Sanderson, Helen; Routledge, Martin; Oakes, Peter; Joyce, Theresa
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v20 n4 p297-307 Jul 2007
Background: Research in the US and UK has demonstrated the effectiveness of person-centred planning (PCP) for people with intellectual disabilities. However, it is important to acknowledge problems that arise when implementing PCP. This paper considers barriers to PCP reported during a longitudinal study of the impact of PCP. Methods: Person-centred planning was introduced over a 2-year period for 93 people of whom 65 had a plan developed. Information was collected regarding barriers to PCP every 3 months from key informants using self-completion questionnaires. Results: Barriers to PCP were widespread particularly in relation to: availability of trained facilitators; availability of services; lack of time and reluctance of people other than paid support staff to engage in the PCP process. Conclusions: Services need to be aware of potential barriers to PCP so that strategies can be developed to overcome them, the first of which should be the ongoing training and support of facilitators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom