Practitioners’ messages

Self-advocacy should make a difference – not just in learning disability services, but in all areas of life.

People with a learning disability are interested in many different things and do not just want to talk about learning disability issues.

People with a learning disability want support to see the links between issues in their own lives and other people or organisations such as community groups, political parties, parent groups and so on.

Involvement should be genuine, not just carried out for the sake of ticking a box.

Real honesty is needed about what people can or cannot change.

People with a learning disability want a chance to talk about the things that are important to them – not agendas set by other people.



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