Buchanan, Ian and Walmsley, Jan
Self-advocacy in historical perspective.
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34(3),
• This paper looks at the history of self advocacy in England.
• Self advocacy has helped many people with learning difficulties to speak up and gain more confidence.
• But now it is associated with Government policy. After Valuing People, people expect self advocacy organizations to speak up for everyone with learning difficulties.
• This might mean there is less time and space to help new people learn about speaking up as individuals.
• It is important to find ways to support self advocacy groups, especially those run by people themselves, to avoid this happening.
||Government policy; history; self-advocacy; social movement; speaking up
||Health and Social Care
||16 May 2007
||02 Dec 2010 19:59
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