People with learning disabilities should have a voice when it comes to health and social care services, as agencies need to understand and respond to their aspirations as well as their needs. However, there are dilemmas to be faced. This book considers how policy translates into practice, and what we know from research about the ultimate impact of both on the lives of people with learning disabilities. Adopting a broad lifespan approach, the book follows through a range of key themes and isues in policy, to pose the question: 'What has policy actually achieved?' The themes include: human rights and the right to life; inclusion in education and in communities; partnership and person-=centred planning; identities in relationships, sexuality and citizenship; the balance between autonomy and support.
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|Published - 1 Jan 2013
|Interagency working in health and social care