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Partnerships, advocacy and independence: service principles and the empowerment of minority ethnic people

Mir, G. and Nocon, A. (2002) Partnerships, advocacy and independence: service principles and the empowerment of minority ethnic people. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 6 (2). pp. 153-162. ISSN 1744-6309

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Abstract

Partnership, advocacy, independence and empowerment are key principles that underpin current policy and practice development in the field of learning difficulties. The extent to which these principles are helping to shape better services for people from minority ethnic communities is discussed. Empowerment implies involvement, control and the ability to make choices. This study highlights the invisibility, conflict and barriers many people with learning difficulties and their carers experience in their interactions with service providers. The need to take particular account of diverse cultural values and meanings when seeking to provide services that are appropriate to people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds is highlighted. Findings are based on a review commissioned by the Department of Health to accompany the White Paper Valuting People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > Institute of Health Sciences (Leeds) > Centre for Health and Social Care (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 14:27
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2014 04:23
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/146900470200600204
Status: Published
Publisher: Sage Publications
Identification Number: 10.1177/146900470200600204
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10721

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