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Michell, Bryan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This is about research an Oxfordshire Self-Advocacy Organisation did into annual health checks for people with learning disabilities. The self-advocates worked with Oxfordshire's Primary Care Health Facilitator and a Professor to find out why only one in four people in our area had a health check in 2009/10 (Emerson & Glover 2010a,b). The…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Self Advocacy, Foreign Countries
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Siska, Jan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
In this paper I describe how self-advocacy has grown in the Czech Republic. First, I talk about how services for people with learning disabilities have begun to change in the last few years. This is because voluntary groups have lobbied and campaigned for change. I learned about self-advocacy during a visit to the UK in the 1990s. I went back to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Advocacy, Learning Disabilities, Voluntary Agencies
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Dearden-Phillips, Craig; Fountain, Rob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
Securing meaningful involvement in service development and provision can be seen as a particular challenge for people with learning difficulties. The National Health Service & Community Care Act [(1990) HMSO, ISBN 0105419907] and more recently Valuing People [Department of Health (2001) "Valuing people: a new strategy for learning…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Learning Disabilities, Social Support Groups, Mental Retardation