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Kim Scarborough Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England
Eric Broussine Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England
Neil Summers Associate Head of School, University of the West of England

Opportunities for lecturers and students with learning disabilities in higher education are limited. Kim Scarborough and colleagues describe how one university developed learning opportunities for people with learning disabilities to study person-centred planning and consider the scheme’s wider impact on local initiatives

Person-centred planning (PCP) is about people with learning disabilities having control of their own lives. But, from the authors’ experience, relatively little is known about PCP outside the realm of paid staff. This article discusses a development at the University of the West of England (UWE) in which people with learning disabilities and informal carers studied person-centred planning at university. As a result they took an active role in the development of PCP within the region where they have influenced positive changes.

Learning Disability Practice. 9, 9,28-31. doi: 10.7748/ldp2006.

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