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The role of practice leadership in active support: impact of practice leaders’ presence in supported accommodation services

Bould, E., Beadle-Brown, J., Bigby, C., Iacono, T.,

Academic Literature

2016

Research shows practice leadership to be a factor in the successful implementation of active support. The aim of the study was to explore differences in staff practice, associated with the presence of a practice leader in a shared supported accommodation service. Quality of support and engagement for 189 service users with intellectual disability from 58 services was observed. The level of observed practice leadership and presence of the practice leader appear to be associated with better quality of support. This finding provides further evidence of the importance of systems for supporting, monitoring, modeling, and improving staff practice for effective implementation of active support.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : International Journal of Developmental Disabilities

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment, Sector development and sustainability

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