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Inclusion or outcomes? Tensions in the involvement of people with learning disabilities in strategic planning

Fyson, Rachel; Fox, Liz

Authors

Liz Fox



Abstract

Social inclusion is a key principle that underpins the provision of services for people with learning disabilities in England. Learning Disability Partnership Boards, which are responsible for local strategic planning of learning disability services, hold a particular role in promoting inclusion since they are required both to operate inclusively and to achieve inclusive outcomes. This study sought to explore the extent to which these ambitions for inclusion were being achieved. It consisted of three phases: a scoping exercise to elicit the views of key stakeholders; a postal survey of Partnership Boards (response rate 51%); and semi-structured interviews with Partnership Boards members in six local authorities. Findings suggest that Partnership Boards are struggling to fulfil their dual role, with tensions emerging between the desire to operate in fully inclusive ways and the ability to affect strategic change within local services. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Citation

Fyson, R., & Fox, L. (2014). Inclusion or outcomes? Tensions in the involvement of people with learning disabilities in strategic planning. Disability and Society, 29(2), 239-254. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2013.776491

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 29, 2013
Online Publication Date May 2, 2013
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Deposit Date Mar 23, 2016
Publicly Available Date Mar 23, 2016
Journal Disability & Society
Print ISSN 0968-7599
Electronic ISSN 1360-0508
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 2
Pages 239-254
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2013.776491
Keywords inclusion; learning disability; Learning Disability Partnership Boards; strategic planning; strategic change
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32486
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09687599.2013.776491
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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