Effective and meaningful engagement and involvement of people with learning disabilities in the services and support they receive is at the heart of current policy, with considerable effort being put into its promotion.
This article looks at the live experience of involvement of people with learning disabilities who use services using a focus group methodology.
Analysis revealed three key themes:
- feelings of unfairness and inequality;
- experiences of inclusion and power;
- and future visions.
‘It’s only right that we get involved’: service-user perspectives on involvement in learning disability services, Hoole, L. and Morgan, S. in British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 39: 5–10.