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Community learning disability teams: Perceived effectiveness, multidisciplinary working and service user satisfaction

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Slevin, Eamonn, McConkey, Roy, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria, Barr, Owen and Taggart, Laurence (2007) Community learning disability teams: Perceived effectiveness, multidisciplinary working and service user satisfaction. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 11 (4). pp. 329-342. [Journal article]

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URL: http://jid.sagepub.com

DOI: 10.1177/1744629507085271

Abstract

The locus of care for people with learning disabilities has shifted from institutional/residential care to community care, with Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs) providing support for people with learning disabilities, and their family caregivers, in the community. A survey of the perceived effectiveness of 145 CLDT members, 27 family caregivers and 21 people with a learning disability was undertaken. Findings suggest high levels of perceived effectiveness with the services provided by the CLDTs, but caregivers gave the lowest satisfaction ratings. Although overall effectiveness was rated highly there is no room for complacency.There was limited evidence to support the view that multidisciplinary CLDTs are more effective than unidisciplinary teams. Further research is required in this area and ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of CLDTs is suggested.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Community learning disability teams; effectiveness, multidisciplinary; service user satisfaction
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:6642
Deposited By:Dr Eamonn Slevin
Deposited On:20 Jan 2010 20:42
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 11:39

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