● 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.