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Glenn Walker Cluster Manager, Supported Living with Burnley Health Care Learning Disability Service
Janet Duffy Quality Manager, Burnley Health Care Learning Disability Service

Glenn Walker and Janet Duffy explain how they helped people with learning disabilities to take part in appointing support staff at their home

Most supported living schemes are based on the ordinary living model and are described in An Ordinary Life (King’s Fund 1980). This publication emphasises choice as a basic value and refers to both everyday choices and fundamental life choices. The NHS and Community Care Act (Department of Health 1990) gave greater emphasis to partnership with people who use services than there had been previously.

Learning Disability Practice. 3, 5, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/ldp2001.01.3.5.10.c1439

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