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Social Care
Social care
TomMason
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By the very nature of having a learning disability this tends to place the person in a vulnerable position and the concept of social care focuses on reducing this vulnerability to an absolute minimum. It is not surprising that a central tenet of the Department of Health (2009) document Valuing People Now is that people with a learning disability have the same rights to services as anyone else in our society. At the time of writing this chapter an announcement on Radio 4 (BBC Radio 4, 2009) claims that people with a learning disability have been neglected in the National Health Service. They report two cases: one of a person who fractured his leg and did not receive any analgesic cover for three ...

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