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ERIC Number: EJ835713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
The Community Links of a Sample of People with Intellectual Disabilities
Hall, Louise; Hewson, Simon
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v19 n2 p204-207 Jun 2006
Background: In 1995, an unpublished study (S. Hewson & C. Waters) showed that the community links of residents in 11 local National Health Services (NHS) trust houses were meagre, despite the service's stated commitment to community presence and participation. The 1995 study was repeated for the same 11 houses in 2002 to examine whether any changes had occurred. Method: A test-retest design, with repeated measures was used, involving, as closely as possible, the same participants at two time points. Community links referred to the time residents spent outside their house, and the time unpaid visitors spent inside the house in the presence of the residents. Results: The community links of the people studied were no better in 2002 than in 1995. Conclusions: These findings question whether current service provision can deliver policy objectives for social inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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