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Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Online from: 1996

Subject Area: Health and Social Care

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Love is simply not enough

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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.

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