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The notion of citizenship for people with intellectual disabilities in the UK : A life of their own

Lawrence, JA and Brook, L 2015, 'The notion of citizenship for people with intellectual disabilities in the UK : A life of their own' , Social Work & Social Sciences Review, 17 (3) , pp. 33-45.

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Abstract

In this paper important issues, which involved vulnerable adults with Intellectual disabilities in transition from one rural location to another urban location, in England (UK) during 2014 are discussed. The notion of citizenship is discussed in relation to service users who had intellectual disabilities. This was originally embedded within the policy document Valuing People (DH, 2001). The use of a Total Communication approach by a Social Worker is also discussed, underpinned by the Human Rights framework and tenets of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The outcomes from the transition process are highlighted, alongside the necessity to ensure that vulnerable adults are protected from abusive situations whilst living out their lives.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Social Work & Social Sciences Review
Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0953-5225
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: JA Lawrence
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 11:56
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2015 11:56
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35639

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