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Speaking for themselves

Annie Yeomans Mencap District Officer.
Penny Spencer Community Nurse, Cornwall Healthcare Trust Learning Disabilities Directorate
Silu Pascoe Former in-house Resource Manager, Cornwall Social Services

A partnership project in cornwall set out to capture the views of older people with learning disabilities. Annie Yeomans and colleagues describe the results

While the number of people with learning disability living into old age is increasing, little is known about how older people with a learning disability view their changing needs or how service providers respond to their users’ advancing years. In November 1998 an inter-agency workshop was held in Cornwall to discuss the age related needs of people with a learning disability. This was well attended, with representatives from the statutory and independent sectors and, as a result a multi agency working party was formed, co-ordinated by Mencap.

Learning Disability Practice. 3, 4, 17-21. doi: 10.7748/ldp2000.

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