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How deinstitutionalisation of adults with learning disabilities affects quality of life

Movement to community settings associated with improved sense of well-being and independent decision-making
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Movement to community settings associated with improved sense of well-being and independent decision-making

There has been movement internationally in recent years, based on human rights-based approaches and national policies, to reduce reliance on institutional-based models of care and support.

This was a systematic review of literature about the effects of deinstitutionalisation and associated changes in quality of life for adults with learning disabilities. Papers originated from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

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