Ten Years On: outcomes and costs of people with mental health problems and people with learning disabilities who were resettled into the community.

Paul Cambridge, Rachel Forrester-Jones, John Carpenter, Alison Tate, Jeni Beecham, Martin R J. Knapp, Angela Hallam, Pauline Coolen-Schrijner

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Background: The Care in the Community demonstration programme in England in the mid-1980s over-saw the resettlement of over 550 people with long-term needs. Researchers at the University of Kent (Knapp et al. 1992) evaluated this process and its outcomes. Two hundred service users with learning disabilities were followed up 5 years later (Cambridge et al. 1994).

The Study: During 1998/9 over 400 users from the original cohort, 278 with learning disability and 128 with mental health problems were followed up and interviewed. They were living in a variety of accommodation types, including residential and nursing homes, staffed group homes, unstaffed group homes and domestic environments. New measures of social networks, user-defined outcomes, and mental health status supplemented the original instruments. Costs information was collected using the CSSRI.

Findings: We present findings on user characteristics at 10 years on and a preliminary analysis of trends over time.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Pages (from-to)19
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation ENMESH
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2000
Event4th International conference: Psychiatric reform and service research in Europe. : European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation ENMESH - Congress Centre Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 28 Apr 200030 Apr 2000
Conference number: 4


  • mental health
  • learning disabilities
  • resettlement
  • community

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