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This article describes the struggle of June Maelzer, an English woman who has cerebral palsy and needs 24 hour care, to live independently with real freedom, choice and self-respect. Her first flat was the result of help from friends and a precarious support system. After years of pressuring for funding to assist people who have disabilities to live independently, she now reaps the benefits and lives with her partner and son in her own home. It entails a lot of ongoing hard work to organise the support required and should never be taken for granted. Keyword: Individualisation

Author
Brandon, David
Source
Community Living Supplement Vol 2 No 4
Publisher
Hexagon Publishing
Publication Date
1 April 1989
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Individualisation
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