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At home in a boarding house
 — caring for elderly, disabled or mentally disordered residents in boarding houses and similar settings: report of an independent working group
Author(s)David Hobman
Corporate AuthorNational Institute of Social Work - NISW
PublisherNational Institute for Social Work, London, 1981
Pages70 pp
KeywordsHotels [elderly] ; Care homes ; Reports ; Standards of provision.
AnnotationThe report, begun under the former Personal Social Services Council (PSSC) and completed by the Independent Working Group under the National Institute for Social Work, was supported and financed by the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS). The Working Group discovered that boarding houses were providing accommodation for many thousands of people who might otherwise have fallen within public local authority care systems. Social workers were regularly placing discharged patients from hospitals or institutions for the mentally handicapped into boarding houses. Boarding houses were also providing homes for many quite frail older people. At best, the standard of accommodation and care was satisfactory. The report provides guidelines on good practice and standards of care, and considers in detail identifying personal needs, and training and support for providing care. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930430066 B
ClassmarkKTH: KW: 6K: 583

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