SCIE Knowledge review 20: Commissioning person-centred, cost-effective, local support for people with learning disabilities

By Eric Emerson and Janet Robertson.

Published: July 2008

Concern has been expressed about the number of adults with learning disabilities receiving various forms of supported accommodation services who are living away from the communities to which they belong (ie, are ‘placed out-of-area’).

This knowledge review brings together knowledge from research and practice on commissioning person-centred, cost-effective, local support for people with learning disabilities who are labelled as having complex needs and/or challenging behaviour.

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