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8 April 2016

Quality of Life and Costs of Living and Services of Disabled People in Various Residential Arrangements in Hungary

TARKI Social Research Institute carried out a niche empirical research on the quality of life and costs of living of disabled people in Hungary within the project "New dimensions in social protection towards community based living" (VP/2013/013/0057), funded by the Equal Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities Non-profit Ltd. (Fogyatékos Személyek Esélyegyenlõségéért Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.; FSZK) together with Hand in Hand Foundation (Kézenfogva Alapítvány) in 2015-2016.

The study had two closely related objectives: on the one hand it aimed to examine and compare the quality of life of adults with disabilities living in residential institutions, smaller group homes and private households (either with their family or independently). On the other hand it set out to analyse the cost-efficiency of these residential arrangements in terms of social care provision. The study included four groups: (1) adults with intellectual disabilities, (2) adults with autism, (3) adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, and (4) adults with psychosocial disabilities.

The summary of the research project is available in English here, an extended summary (including the methodology and the questionnaires) are here.
The final report of the research available in Hungarian here.
For more on the background of the research project see the website of FSZK.
The study in Hungarian is also available at FSZK website.