Review ArticleCommunity care and resettlementMcConkey, RoyAuthor Information Correspondence to Professor Roy McConkey, School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, N. Ireland BT37 0QB. Tel: +44 028 90 368 889; fax: +44 028 90 368 202; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Current Opinion in Psychiatry: September 2000 - Volume 13 - Issue 5 - p 491-495 Buy Abstract The resettlement of people with learning disabilities from long-stay hospitals in the UK and the USA has accelerated during the past decade. The research emphasis has shifted from the effects of relocation to examining the quality of care offered by various community-based accommodation options, and the services required to meet the needs of people with challenging behaviours and mental health problems. Staffing issues have also become a focus of attention, along with the service systems that are intended to produce better outcomes for service users, such as person-centred planning and active support from staff. Day services have not attracted the same degree of attention from researchers, although interest in supported employment continues. Priorities for future research are noted. © 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.