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People with learning disabilities are one of the most marginalised groups in European society, rarely recognised as full citizens with equal rights. The European action research programme STEPS focuses on structures, instruments and methods to combat discrimination against people with learning...
The paper uses a case study to illustrate the difficulties experienced by those trying to access direct payments for people with learning disabilities, and considers the reasons why such difficulties exist. It proposes measures needed to ensure that people with learning disabilities have equal...
Local authorities have a duty to listen to service users but, with notable exceptions, have not done so in relation to the provision of direct payments to people with learning disabilities. The paper proposes some measures that would help raise the level of such provision, and discusses the use...
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