Doing is believing

Excellent piece in this morning’s Guardian newspaper by new organisation ‘The Doers Club’ – a group of disabled people whose lives have been transformed by self directed support and personal budgets and who wish to extend their good fortunes to others – responding to the recent critical research and article in the same newspaper..

The group has also emulated the recent action of a group of academics, which includes Peter Beresford, by writing to all Directors of Social Services in England to ask them to make good their commitment to personalisation and remove the barriers that stand in the way of effective implementation.

I hope we will hear more from the Doers Club here and elsewhere in due course.

In the meantime, this excellent piece by Jenny Morris also responds to the critical research and provides a welcome history and refocusing on the real obstacles standing in the way of self-determination for people receiving public service support.




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