Changing Services for People with Learning Disabilities by R. Farmer, J. Rohde, B. Sacks

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By R. Farmer, J. Rohde, B. Sacks

It is a special research of the psychological Handicap Registers within the North West Thames zone, London. It provides insights into the issues confronted via handicapped contributors, their mom and dad and the experts accountable for offering providers.

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Thus, it is not unreasonable to extrapolate the exponential distribution of the ratio of people with mental handicaps to the estimated total population by exact year of age (calculated from persons age 24-99 years) back to age a years. This yields an expected ratio across all ages. The estimated numbers of people with handicaps is the product of the 'fitted' ratio and the estimated total population. 3 shows the estimated numbers of people with mental handicaps within the populations covered by the registers, with the exception of NW Hertfordshire.

4 shows the percentages of people in each age group who had any form of incontinence. 3 Assessment of continence - residents in family home> 15 years. 8 47 Residents in family homes The percentage of people with some form of incontinence decreased with increasing age. This might have been the result of selective admission to institutional care, or because the younger cohorts were not admitted to institutions in the same numbers as the older groups. It is unlikely that the trends with age were the result of continence being established after the age of 30.

2). An issue of great interest 34 Q) o 20 40 60 l r I . , ,:,::" ...... 1 People with mental handicaps - proportion of each age group in different types of residential accommodation. a.. Q) Q) () ... c co ..... 2 People with mental handicaps - numbers in each age group in different types of residential accommodation. 0 Q) ~ en 800 1,000 " - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - , Places of residence is the numbers of adults in the younger age groups who are living with their families; there are about 2100 such people between the ages of 15-44.

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