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Evaluation of the Implementation of Local Area Co-ordination in Scotland

DescriptionLocal area co-ordination ( LAC) originated in Australia and was introduced to Scotland in the form of a recommendation in The same as you? report, following a national review of services to people with learning disabilities. With a strong, person centred value base, LAC is an innovative way to support individuals and families to build a 'good life' and to strengthen the capacity of communities to welcome and include disabled people.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 29, 2007


Kirsten Stalker, Margaret Malloch, Monica Barry and June Watson
Social Work Research Centre, University of Stirling

ISBN 978 0 7559 6542 7 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254

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Executive Summary
Chapter One Introduction
Chapter Two Literature and Policy Review
Chapter Three An Overview of LAC Posts in Scotland
Chapter Four Case Studies: Dundee and Argyll and Bute
Chapter Five Case Studies: Stirling and Midlothian
Chapter Six Day to Day Working
Chapter Seven Role Definition, Accountability, Support and Future Development
Chapter Eight Managers' Perspectives on LAC
Chapter Nine Alternatives to LAC - Views of Authorities without LAC
Chapter Ten Conclusions and Implications for Policy and Practice


Annex One Methods
Annex Two Information Gathering Form
Annex Three Interview Schedule - Local Area Co-Ordinators
Annex Four Interview Schedule - Managers in Authorities with Local Area Co-Ordinators
Annex Five Interview Schedule - Managers in Authorities without Local Area Co-Ordination
Annex Six The Ten Principles of LAC
Annex Seven A Day in the Life of a Local Area Co-Ordinator

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This report is accompanied by the Research Findings no 27 'Evaluation of the
Implementation of Local Area Coordination in Scotland' , available in paper copy.

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