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Looking forward not looking back: the evaluation of community living

Evans, Gerry, Beyer, Stephen Richard and Todd, Stuart Philip 1988. Looking forward not looking back: the evaluation of community living. Disability & Society 3 (3) , pp. 239-252. 10.1080/02674648866780241

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Abstract

This article outlines the development of evaluative methods within the field of mental handicap services. It suggests that evaluators have too often taken for granted the tacit assumptions underlying service models, using these to determine the criteria for evaluating success. It argues that evaluators should be more explicit about the values they adopt, and what patterns of life services should be enabling people to achieve. By more closely linking evaluation criteria to what people with a mental handicap should achieve, evaluation can become more effective in promoting positive change in service models. The article describes an approach developed by the authors for the evaluation of the ‘All-Wales Strategy for the Development of Services for Mentally Handicapped People’.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0968-7599
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:48
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/45011

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