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Jones, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
We live in an increasingly sexualised society, and the buying and selling of sex is a feature of this society. The laws about prostitution are complex, but the act of selling or buying sex is in itself not illegal. The author has extensive clinical experience of hearing the stories of men with learning disabilities who do use commercial sex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Sexuality, Barriers
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Holman, Andrew – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Jim Blair is the only consultant nurse working with people with learning disabilities in the country. His job helps make people better and saves money. This article shares a conversation with Jim Blair. In the conversation, Blair says he is unhappy Valuing People programme did not do as much as it could have done. Jim is worried all the changes,…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Nurses, Foreign Countries
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Banham, Ken; Garrett, Malcolm; McClean, Arlene; Strydom, Andre; Hassiotis, Angela; Williams, Val; Palmer, Neil; England, Tiffany – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
This article is written by two British people with learning disabilities and their health care team. It is about their wish to move into homes in the community after years in hospitals. They explain the service experiences they have had and what they are looking forward to in the future. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Foreign Countries, Group Homes