Services for People with Learning Disabilities provides a broad review of available services for people with learning disabilities. It describes the present network of services and explains the NHS and Community Care Act (1990) in terminoloy accessible to health care professionals and others engaged in this area. It looks in detail at the concepts underpinning new legislation, including care-management and assessment, quality and inspection, and inter-agency planning, and it supplies up-to-date information on current topics such as advocacy and empowerment, and recreation and leisure. An invaluable resource for all practitioners in health and community care, Services for People with Learning Disabilities will also give professionals and carers a much greater understanding of the changes and improvements that are still needed.
`Full of information and ideas; it is also full of optimism for the future care of people with learning disabilities. .... gives examples of expert practice and examines what has been learned from mistakes.' - Jrnl of Social Work Practice
`... strengths lie in its comprehensive coverage of services and the links it makes with the experiences of service users and practitioners ... a useful addition to the bookshelves of practitioners.' - Community Care
`Many of the contributions here are helpful in terms of taking a policy-driven issue and teasing out the practice implications.' Issues in Social Work Education
'Excellent insight into many significant issues and developments confronting the learning disability agenda...will appeal to carers, professional supporters and students from across the spectrum of interagency care providers and academic institutions.' - Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing