Community Care Services for the Mentally Ill

Geraldine Macdonald, B. Sheldon

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In this study a broadly representative sample of clients in the City of Westminster, receiving Care in the Community for reasons of mental ill-health, were interviewed regarding their experiences of, and levels of satisfaction with, services provided. The results reveal the vulnerability of services users, the benefits of community care, the high regard the majority have for their helpers, the limitations imposed by scarce resources, and the negative effects of only loose co-ordination between health and social services. Respondents also provide a rich source of data on how services might be improved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-55
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry
Volume43 (1)
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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