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The quality and costs of supported living residences and group homes in the United Kingdom.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2001
<mark>Journal</mark>American Journal of Mental Retardation
Issue number5
Volume106
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)401-415
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Information was collected on 63 adults in supported living residences, 55 adults in small group homes, and 152 adults in large group homes. Results indicated that (a) there were no statistically significant differences in service costs once these had been adjusted to take account of participant characteristics; (b) compared with participants living in small group homes, those in supported living residences had greater choice, participated in more community-based activities, experienced fewer scheduled activities, were more likely to have had their home vandalized, and were considered at greater risk of exploitation; (c) compared with participants living in large group homes, those in small group homes had larger social networks, more people in their social networks who were not staff, not family, and did not have mental retardation. These residents were considered at less risk of abuse.