Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Power to the people

From service user to citizen – where to next for people with learning disabilities? Alex McClimens and Darren Lee investigate: To begin, here’s a quick quiz. What links the following cities: Havana, 1959; Paris, 1789; Saigon, 1975; Prague, 1968? They were all sites of revolutionary uprisings where the incumbent leadership was overthrown by a mix of military and people power. Such things don’t just happen in foreign countries as we in the UK too have had our share of revolutionary unrest, although this happened a long time ago. The thread that links these acts of rebellion was that the majority


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