This paper uses recent developments in services in the UK as a case study to identify some of the challenges facing the provision of residential supports to people with intellectual disabilities. Three main areas are discussed: (1) responding to existing levels of unmet need and increasing levels of demand; (2) reducing inequalities in access to and the demonstrating 'best value'. In particular, discussion is focused on the relationships between needs, resources, process and outcomes in residential services for people with intellectual disabilities and the implications of these relationships for obtaining 'best value'.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1999|