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Independent futures: Creating user-led disability services in a disabling society

Colin Barnes


The number of disability related support services controlled and run by disabled people themselves has increased significantly in the UK and internationally over the past forty years. As a result, greater user involvement in service provision and delivery is a key priority for many western governments. This book provides the first comprehensive review and analysis of these developments in the UK. Drawing on evidence from a range of sources, including material from the first national study of user-controlled services, this book provides a critical evaluation of the development and organization ... More

Keywords: disability services, disabled people, user involvement, economic forces, political forces, cultural forces, United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347183
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Barnes, author