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ERIC Number: EJ840696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Mental Health Services for People with Intellectual Disability: Challenges to Care Delivery
Chaplin, Eddie; O'Hara, Jean; Holt, Geraldine; Bouras, Nick
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v37 n2 p157-164 Jun 2009
The commissioning and provision of mental health services for people with intellectual disability is often complex and characterised by different service delivery models. This paper looks at the current situation 7 years after the White Paper, Valuing People (From words into action: London learning disabilities strategic framework, Department of Health, London), within the context of the National Service Framework for Mental Health (Establishing responsible commissioner; draft guidance. HSC draft, Department of Health, London). It sets out to illustrate problems faced in providing local services in the United Kingdom for those with intellectual disability and other neurodevelopmental disorders. This paper proposes new ways of working and introduces the concept of a neurodevelopmental model designed to address gaps and inequalities within services by offering solutions that embrace joint working.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom