An insight into implementing person-centred active support

Rhodes, Junelle and Hamilton, David 2006, An insight into implementing person-centred active support, Tizard learning disability review, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 31-36.

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Title An insight into implementing person-centred active support
Author(s) Rhodes, Junelle
Hamilton, David
Journal name Tizard learning disability review
Volume number 11
Issue number 3
Start page 31
End page 36
Publisher Pavilion Publishing Ltd.
Place of publication Brighton, England
Publication date 2006-07
ISSN 1359-5474
Keyword(s) learning disabilities
mental retardation
developmental psychology
social sciences
disabled people
Summary This paper provides reflections on the implementation of an active support staff training programme for staff working in community residential facilities for adults with an intellectual disability. Outcomes for the people with an intellectual disability were consistent with recent research findings indicating that active support can lead to improved opportunities for participation in everyday activities within the home. We propose that the success of the training programme was largely influenced by three key elements: ensuring that there is expertise in, and support for, this approach to service provision among key service managers, provision of in vivo one-to-one practical staff training in addition to classroom-based theoretical input, and inclusion of elements of person-centred planning approaches in combination with active support. Future research should focus on how best to maximise the effectiveness of active support staff training.
Language eng
Field of Research 111703 Care for Disabled
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Pavilion Publishing (Brighton) Ltd.
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