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ERIC Number: EJ903948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
How Adults with Learning Disabilities View Living Independently
Bond, Rebecca J.; Hurst, Jenni
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n4 p286-292 Dec 2010
It is seen as increasingly important for people with learning disabilities to be supported to live independently and manage their own self care, productivity and leisure activities. This qualitative study explored the experiences of nine adults with mild learning disabilities who lived alone with minimal support. Their narratives were analysed using thematic analysis and seven themes emerged. These were feelings on living alone, practical issues, support issues, choice and control, vulnerability, health issues and the impact of having a learning disability. This study has implications for service users, professionals and service providers working with people with learning disabilities. In particular, the issues raised reflected the need to increase social inclusion and provide the right level of support. Participants talked about service providers needing to be aware of their vulnerability and wanted people to respect their right to make their own choices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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