Staffed housing has become an accepted alternative to institutional residential services for people with learning disabilities on the expectation that such provision will promote « ordinary » patterns of living.
Information on staffing levels and the behavioural characteristics of residents together with direct observational data on staff : resident interactions and resident engagement in activity were collected on 15 housing services in South Wales and analysed to explore the interrelationship between these key input and outcome variables.
Staffing levels were found to be related to resident characteristics in general but not consistently so.
The extent of staff : resident interaction per staff was related to resident characteristics, with staff in services for more able residents spending more time with them.
The level of staff support given to residents with more substantial disabilities, slightly higher than that given to more able residents, reflected high staffing input.
Resident engagement in activity was strongly related to ability.
Participation in household activity was virtually non-existent'among residents with the greatest disabilities.
The results were compared to similar data from earlier studies on a range of residential services.
The relative benefits of small, community-based housing services over institutional and larger community settings were confirmed by the Welsh data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Relation soignant soigné, Homme, Trouble apprentissage, Système santé, Royaume Uni, Europe, Alternative à l'hospitalisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health staff patient relation, Human, Learning disability, Health system, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0145417
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 09/06/1995.