Moving from family care to residential and supported accommodation: National, longitudinal study of people with intellectual disabilities.

Roy McConkey, F. Kelly, H. Mannan, S. Craig

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    A cohort of nearly 11,000 persons was traced over 8 years to determine those who had moved from family care and those who had remained. The majority (85%) continued to live with families, and, for two thirds (67%), no future move was deemed necessary. The 2 main predictors of moving were as follows: A need had been previously recorded and the family had used out-of-home respite services during the 8 years. However, just one quarter of those identified as needing to move had done so in the 8 years. Conversely, no prior indication of need had been recorded for two thirds of people who had moved in this period. The complexities of assessing need and equitably meeting demands are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)305-314
    JournalAmerican Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011


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