Planning For Life

ISBN: 9780415351577

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This book traces the development of services for people with disabilities and discusses how much things have really changed for today’s ‘service users’ since the days of asylums. It also assesses whether the policy of involvement, such as that outlined in Valuing People, is achievable in practice or simply places unrealistic burdens on professionals and service users.Based on findings from original research and interviews, the author argues that involving people with learning disabilities in service planning is difficult to achieve successfully and is currently, to a large extent, tokenistic. This area of challenging practice and emotive debate is brought to life by the voices of service providers, carers and the service users themselves, and illustrates the realities of working with people with learning disabilities.Planning for Life is valuable and informative for students of social work, social care and social policy, and will be enlightening reading for those working with adults with learning disabilities, in policy and in practice.

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Title:
Planning For Life
ISBN-10:
041535157X
ISBN-13:
9780415351577
Author:
Liam Concannon
Publisher:
CRC Press
Published Date:
20050121
Binding
Paperback / softback
Pages:
218
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
9.25 H x 6.25 W (inches)

Liam Concannon

Liam Concannon is Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has experience of working with people with learning disabilities and currently teaches modules on mental health and learning disabilities in social work practice.

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Liam Concannon is Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has experience of working with people with learning disabilities and currently teaches modules on mental health and learning disabilities in social work practice.

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