In Derbyshire's Care and Housing Charter ( jointly published by Social Services Health and Housing) maintianing the "quality of life" is priority level 6 I am told that only priority level 4: "The service would would prevent the health of the person or their carer deteriorating" is being acted on , so the definition of quality of life could be seen as having little relevance. I don't know how the services under the CSDPA would fit in this model, like access to libaries, holidays and recreation. In health economics I'm sure I've heard of something called the QUAL unit, used to calculate the number of extra years of life at a certain "quality" that an intervention is expected to produce. I think it is a safe bet to assume that "quality" here approximates to "independent" or even 'able bodied" life. --- annette french <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I am about to conclude a piece of work around Direct > Payments and it's effect on quality of life for > disabled people. I know we all have our own > definition of what this means to us as individuals, > but does anyone know what criteria the Local > Authority > or Health Authority uses. I have requested the > definition from them but to no avail. > > Thanks > > Annette > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Everything you'll ever need on one web page > from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts > http://uk.my.yahoo.com > > ________________End of message______________________ > > Archives and tools for the Disability-Research > Discussion List > are now located at: > > www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/disability-research.html > > You can JOIN or LEAVE the list from this web page. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts http://uk.my.yahoo.com ________________End of message______________________ Archives and tools for the Disability-Research Discussion List are now located at: www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/disability-research.html You can JOIN or LEAVE the list from this web page.