Leading the resettlement of adults with profound learning difficulties from hospital accommodation to supported housing in the community

Ellis, Roger, Sylvia Hogard, Elaine and Sines, David (2014) Leading the resettlement of adults with profound learning difficulties from hospital accommodation to supported housing in the community. International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, 10 (1). pp. 31-43. ISSN 1747-9886

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an analytical description of the leadership provided by an official identified as “P” in the resettlement of adults with profound learning difficulties from hospital care to supported housing in the community. His story, presented as a case study, is contextualised in the history of the resettlement and its policy context, and in the evaluation of the resettlement. Design/methodology/approach – This is a case study of the leadership activities and style of an individual based on evidence from a series of interviews; documentary evidence; and the results of a formal evaluation. Findings – The leadership was highly effective in achieving a resettlement which had to overcome numerous hurdles and which achieved externally evaluated outcomes in improving the quality of life of the service users concerned. Research limitations/implications – This is a case study of an individual with the attendant difficulties of scientific generalisation. The achievements of the individual in terms of outcomes were evaluated through the use of valid and reliable measures. Practical implications – The descriptions of leadership behaviour and style and the obstacle overcome should be illuminating to those facing comparable management challenges. Originality/value – This would be the only case study in the literature of leadership in this area. The evaluation which measures its success is also unique.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 16:43
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 16:43
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17354

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