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Observing the Delivery of a Domiciliary Support Service

Evans, Gerry, Felce, David John, De Paiva, Siobhan and Todd, Stuart 1992. Observing the Delivery of a Domiciliary Support Service. Disability, Handicap & Society 7 (1) , pp. 19-34. 10.1080/02674649266780031

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Abstract

This paper describes a study of the work of domiciliary support services which have been developed under the All-Wales Strategy for services to people with learning difficulties. The study employed direct observation methodology to describe the pattern of activities of domiciliary support workers and their clients. Twenty-eight sessions were observed, with the work of the domiciliary support worker with each client being observed twice. The pattern of work observed broadly fell into four categories: physical care in the family home, sitting-in, support for skill development and support in community activities. The results revealed that while support workers worked with skill and sensitivity in the family home they require further guidance and support if they are to assist successfully in skill development and community integration activities.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0267-4645
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 04:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/85711

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