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Subject Area: Health and Social Care
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|Title:||Love is simply not enough|
|Author(s):||Caroline Tomlinson, (Social Entrepreneur at Embrace Wigan and Leigh, Wigan, UK)|
|Citation:||Caroline Tomlinson, (2012) "Love is simply not enough", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 17 Iss: 1, pp.26 - 31|
|Keywords:||Circles of support, Family, Future planning, Learning disabilities|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/13595471211207110 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This article aims to tell the story of the author's son, Joe, and how, as a family, they have sought safety and security for him and themselves.
Design/methodology/approach – The article draws on the author's own experiences and those of other families.
Findings – A secure future for Joe (and other adults with a learning disability) depends upon families working together and ensuring good networks of people who care about what happens.
Originality/value – The experiences of individuals and their families are central to an understanding of how to ensure a good life now and in the future.