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It's time to value everyone

Mir, G. (2004) It's time to value everyone. , .

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People with learning difficulties who are also from ethnic minorities face double discrimination and exclusion in all areas of their lives. The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and the Valuing People white paper were supposed to address these disadvantages.

Both these policies give a strong lead to local action for people with learning difficulties and people from ethnic minorities. These policies have enormous potential to reduce social exclusion, educational underachievement, higher rates of unemployment and health inequalities. However, people with learning difficulties who are from ethnic minorities find themselves in a strange position. As part of an ethnic minority their needs are being prioritised as are their needs as people with learning difficulties. However, within work on learning difficulties, their needs relating to ethnicity are not being prioritised.

Item Type: Other
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > School of Healthcare (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2010 08:29
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2010 16:20
Published Version: http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2004/02/19...
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10751

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