Building blocks for the future
Stephen Rawlinson Community nurse, Crediton, Devon
Stephen Rawlinson describes how a tenant participation scheme was developed in Devon
Despite successive government policies that emphasise user-involvement and social inclusion, paternalistic attitudes in service provision for vulnerable adults persist. Consequently, the implementation of participation strategies, and supported housing initiatives in particular, have been slow to develop. This article describes the setting up of a tenants’ group for people with learning disability living in sheltered accommodation in mid-Devon.
Learning Disability Practice. 3, 6,14-20. doi: 10.7748/ldp2001.03.3.6.14.c1445