Rethinking work

McMillan, Ian
June 2008
Learning Disability Practice;Jun2008, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p3
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the value of works and refers to a new publication from United Response which contains an evaluation of a supported employment service for adults with learning disabilities in Greater Manchester, England. According to the author, people with learning disabilities who were interviewed for the report exhibited high levels of esteem.


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