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Community Care and Mental Health Services for Adults with Sensory Impairment in Scotland

DescriptionExamines the community care and mental health needs of, and current service provision for, sensory impaired adults in Scotland.
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Official Print Publication DateJune 2006
Website Publication DateJune 30, 2006

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Kate Skellington Orr, Traci Leven, Ruth Bryan, Elaine Wilson
ISBN 0 7559 6117 X (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
The Research in Context
The Research Agenda
The Research Process
Research Caveats
Presentation of the Report

CHAPTER 2 DEMAND FOR SERVICES
Key Findings
Introduction
Definitional Issues
Prevalence
Summary

CHAPTER 3 IDENTIFYING COMMUNITY CARE NEEDS
Key Findings
Introduction
Community Care and Hearing Impairment
Community Care and Visual Impairment
Community Care and Dual Sensory Loss
Features of Good Practice
Summary

CHAPTER 4 IDENTIFYING MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS
Key Findings
Introduction
Mental Health and Hearing Impairment
Mental Health and Visual Impairment
Mental Health and Dual Sensory Loss
Features of Good Practice
Summary

CHAPTER 5 SERVICE AVAILABILITY
Key Findings
Introduction
Research Caveats
Service Mapping
Survey Responses
Local Authority Community Care Services
Non-Statutory Community Care
Mental Health Services
Statutory Service Monitoring and Evaluation
Summary

CHAPTER 6 CROSS CUTTING GAPS IN SERVICES AND BARRIERS TO ACCESS
Key Findings
Introduction
Consultation Methodology
Identifying Demand
Sensory Awareness
Social Work Contact
Information Sources
Focussing on Key Periods of Transition
Pathway to Services
The Role of Carers
Summary

CHAPTER 7 KEY AREAS OF NEED
Key Findings
Introduction
Key Issues for Adults with a Hearing Impairment
Key Issues for Adults with a Visual Impairment
Key Issues for Adults with a Dual Sensory Loss
Mental Heath, Counselling and Health Service Provision
Summary

CHAPTER 8 NEED FOR CHANGE AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD
Meeting the Research Objectives
Challenges
Gaps in Evidence Base
Features of Good Practice
Recommendations
Concluding Comments

CHAPTER 9 REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.