Twelve years on: the long-term outcomes and costs of deinstitutionalisation and community care for people with learning disabilities

Paul Cambridge, John Carpenter, Jennifer Beecham, Angela Hallam, Martin Knapp, Rachel Forrester-Jones, Alison Tate (2002)

Tizard Learning Disability Review 7 3 34-42


In the mid-1980s the Department of Health sponsored a programme of demonstration projects to establish models of community care for long-stay patients living in institutions (Renshaw et al, 1988). This was known as the Care in the Community programme.