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An insight into implementing person-centred active support

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posted on 2006-07-01, 00:00 authored by J Rhodes, D Hamilton
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.

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Journal

Tizard learning disability review

Volume

11

Issue

3

Pagination

31 - 36

Publisher

Pavilion Publishing Ltd.

Location

Brighton, England

ISSN

1359-5474

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Pavilion Publishing (Brighton) Ltd.

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