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... are the Health and Social Care Needs of Older People with Learning Disabilities Introduction This study addresses an important and often overlooked subject, ageing with a lifelong disability, such as learning disability. It deals with an area of major tension for social work policy, namely how best to plan for the lives of people whose needs and circumstances commonly fall into the interstices separating disability services and services for older citizens (Bland et al., 2003, 323-324). It is a dilemma that has not yet been satisfactorily resolved, not least because the challenges involved have been far from adequately deconstructed.
Comprehensive population based studies (Cooper, 1998, 212...