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'They don't quite fit the way we organise our services' - Results from a UK field study of marginalised groups and dementia care

Beattie, Angela; Daker-White, Gavin; Gilliard, Jane; Means, Robin

Authors

Angela Beattie

Gavin Daker-White

Jane Gilliard

Robin Means



Abstract

The accessibility of dementia services to two groups of marginalised service users (people under 65 years of age and people from minority ethnic groups) was examined as part of a UK field study. In 61 interviews with a purposeful sample of professionals and paid carers in dementia care, the main issue in service access related to the small numbers of potential service users and their geographical dispersal. Other issues reflected those faced by people with dementia in general. At present, it seems as though decisions on care are based mainly on financial considerations and perceptions of the risk and dangerousness posed by people with dementia. These findings are linked to broader debates within the social model of disability about the need to address issues relating to people with learning impairments.

Citation

Beattie, A., Daker-White, G., Gilliard, J., & Means, R. (2005). 'They don't quite fit the way we organise our services' - Results from a UK field study of marginalised groups and dementia care. Disability and Society, 20(1), 67-80. https://doi.org/10.1080/0968759042000283647

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Jan 1, 2005
Journal Disability and Society
Print ISSN 0968-7599
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 1
Pages 67-80
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/0968759042000283647
Keywords dementia care, marginalised groups, field study
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1052419
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0968759042000283647


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