Richmond expresses concern at the accommodation options available to people who come before the Guardianship Board (now known as the Guardianship Tribunal). He argues for the need for more flexible facilities outside the traditional range of options, saying that the focus on accommodation may obscure the real issue of what support the person really needs to cope in their environment.He also addresses the relationship between accommodation and services and proposes the establishment of an education and support service to guardians. He also argues that it may sometimes be more important to appoint an advocate rather than a guardian if a person is to obtain the right kind of services to meet their individual needs. Richmond believes that the Guardianship Board should, where appropriate, be involved in systems advocacy. Keywords: Accommodation, Legal
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Shelter & Services: Are we responding to each individual's needs?
1 January 1970