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Learning Disability Policy and Practice

Changing Lives?

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 248
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Interagency Working in Health and Social Care

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08 January 2013

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Highlighting examples of positive, evidence based practice throughout, this book explores working with people with learning disabilities at all life stages. With contributions from people with learning disabilities and their...

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Highlighting examples of positive, evidence based practice throughout, this book explores working with people with learning disabilities at all life stages. With contributions from people with learning disabilities and their families, its person-centred approach illustrates how policy can be translated into practice with life-changing consequences.

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Takes a best practice approach and provides firsthand accounts and examples from people with learning disabilities and their families?


Provides a person-centred focus on how policy translated into practice directly affects people's lives?

Discrete chapters discuss key themes such as partnership, human rights and inclusion in reference to specific life events and stages, from childhood, transitions to adulthood and beyond


Introduction and Overview
People with Learning Disabilities
Taking a Human Rights Approach to Health
Inclusion in Education
Partnership with Families
Identity, Relationships, Sexuality and Parenting
Person-centred Planning for Life
Making Decisions about where to Live
Getting Good Support to be in Control
Citizenship and Inclusion in Communities
Promises, Practices and Real Lives
References
Index.

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VAL WILLIAMS is a Senior Research Fellow at the Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol, UK. She has extensive experience of working in partnership with people with learning disabilities and their organisations, and also of collaboration and support for parents of people with learning disabilities.

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VAL WILLIAMS is a Senior Research Fellow at the Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol, UK. She has extensive experience of working in partnership with people with learning disabilities and their organisations, and also of collaboration and support for parents of people with learning disabilities.

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