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Independent futuresCreating user-led disability services in a disabling society$
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Colin Barnes

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347183

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.001.0001

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Examining user-led services

Examining user-led services

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(p.1) one Examining user-led services
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Independent futures
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Colin Barnes

Geof Mercer

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347183.003.0001

This book explores the experiences of user-led (that is, user-controlled) service organizations in Britain. It offers a revealing picture of disabled people's attempts to change the direction of welfare services and facilitate moves towards ‘independent living’. This introductory chapter outlines first the clash of theoretical perspectives that underpin the analysis of disability, welfare policy and practice; and second the approach to undertaking research with user-led organizations. The final section outlines the major issues raised in subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   disability, disabled, user-led service organizations, welfare services, independent living, welfare policy

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