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"Well hang on, that’s sort of not right" : family and staff perspectives on 'Cultures of Respect' in supported accommodation services for people with intellectual disability.

Bigby, Christine, Frawley, Patsie, Phillips, Louise,

Published Literature

2014

The high levels of abuse and poor quality of care in supported accommodation services for people with intellectual disability is a significant and ongoing concern in the State of Victoria, Australia and in countries such as the UK. The culture of services is increasingly recognised as significantly influencing service quality and outcomes. This study explored how families of adults with intellectual disability who use supported accommodation services and staff understand the concepts of rights, respect, dignity and abuse, and what they look like in practice. The research also explored what families and staff thought might strengthen a ‘culture of respect’ in supported accommodation services.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : La Trobe University - Living with Disability Research Centre

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment, Safety and security

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