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"There's lot of places I'd like to go and things I'd like to do": The daily living experiences of adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities during a time of personalised welfare reform in the UK

Hamilton, Lorna, Mesa, Sue, Hayward, Emily, Price, Rhiannon and Bright, Graham (2017) "There's lot of places I'd like to go and things I'd like to do": The daily living experiences of adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities during a time of personalised welfare reform in the UK. Disability & Society, 32 (3). pp. 287-307.

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Abstract

Adult social care services in the UK have undergone a period of transformation over recent years, characterised by a drive towards personalised care. Concurrently, social care budgets have been significantly reduced. This study aimed to explore the daily living experiences of adults with mild/moderate intellectual disabilities, who are at risk of no longer meeting eligibility criteria for statutory support. Focus group discussions, which included both people with intellectual disabilities and support workers, were analysed thematically. Two broad themes are presented: (1) independence and agency, and (2) social capital and wellbeing. While some participants echoed ideas central to the personalisation narrative, a number of contextual barriers to achieving greater independence and agency were discussed. Moreover, greater independence was not a desired or realistic goal for all participants. The findings highlight the potential mismatch between personalised social care, as delivered within significant budget

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Disability & Society on 28/02/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09687599.2017.1294049"
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2017.1294049
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
School/Department: School of Psychological & Social Sciences
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/2026

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