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Explain the requirements of Care in the community legislation in relation to mental health problems.

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Sally Thornton Understanding Disability, Society and the Law Task 2 1. Explain the requirements of 'Care in the community' legislation in relation to mental health problems. The care in the community act was put into place in 1990. The main aim was so that people with mental health problems and disabilities could be cared for at home rather than in an institution. This enables people to remain living in their own homes so they can retain as much independence as possible and avoiding social isolation. This means that local authorities have the responsibility of assessing peoples individuals needs. ...read more.

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2. Describe the Medical model of disability and the social model of disability. There are two models of disability, the Social model and the Medical model both with contrasting views towards disabled people. In the Medical model the illness, condition or disability takes priority over the person. They are just simply seen as being ill or disabled and needing some kind of treatment. The views of disability are that the condition or illness is seen first and the person second. ...read more.

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3. Compare the strengths and weaknesses of each model. The Medical model is good because they find cures for people who want to be cured. But I think it should take the person into consideration too, some people may not want to be cured. Such as people who are born with disabilities and know no different. The social model is the better views as it treats everybody equal, treating the person and the disability or condition. In an ideal world the medical model and the social model will work together to create a more equal society. ...read more.

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