The role and perspectives of families

Rolph, Sheena (2006). The role and perspectives of families. In: Welshman, John and Walmsley, Jan eds. Community Care in Perspective: Care, Control and Citizenship. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 173–186.

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Abstract

This chapter explores the continuing centrality of the family in the lives of people with learning difficulties and its place within the changing concepts of control, care and citizenship. In particular it focuses on what happened whenm parents assumed a new role after the Second World War, banding together for the first time to challenge segregative an ddiscriminatory policies. It asks whether alliances bewteen families and local government policy made any real improvement in the lives of people with learning difficulties and their families.

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