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This book provides a unique insight into the challenges faced by people with learning disabilities trying to access mainstream health and social services and by the professionals who are trying to provide them. The combination of professional perspectives and viewpoints of people with learning disabilities themselves creates an authoritative explanation of why this group of people face the barriers they do. The contributors critique these barriers and also offer potential solutions to overcoming them.Personal reflections written by people with learning disablities on their experiences of accessing health and social care servicesComprehensive coverage of policy in the four UK countriesComprehensive analysis by subject experts of practice in a range of areas, from acute health care through mental health to leisure and housing provisionAccessible summaries at the end of each chapter including text for people with learning disablities
Chapter 1 One storyHelena FrewinChapter 2 A review and critiqueMartin BollardChapter 3 The legacy of 'Valuing People' in England John Turnbull Chapter 4 Policy in Scotland: implementing the 'Same as You' Michael BrownChapter 5Will 'Equal Lives' be achieved in Northern Ireland?Owen BarrChapter 6 Intellectual disability with mental health problemsDave FergusonChapter 7 Let's be patient: hospital admissionsRick Robson and Ricky Owens.Chapter 8 Primary Care and intellectual disabilitySusan Brady and Martin BollardChapter 9 Looks like leisure?Nick Fripp and Steve DayChapter 10Getting into employmentSarah Maguire Chapter 11 Accessing further educationJackie MartinChapter 12 Equal rights to housingSteven RoseChapter 13 Ethnicity and intellectual disabilityRaghu RagahvanChapter 14 Service Users' involvement in higher educationJohn Lahiff Chapter 15 CommunicationLouise Talbott and Jane Parr
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