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Research Article

Helping disabled people--the user's view.

BMJ 1993; 306 doi: (Published 10 April 1993) Cite this as: BMJ 1993;306:990
  1. P Swain
  1. Living Options East Devon, Ashclyst Centre, Whipton.


    The main needs for most people with physical disabilities are housing and help with daily living. Thus, many of them will find the new emphasis on social aspects of community care particularly relevant. Peter Swain is a disabled man who leads a project in east Devon which ensures that disabled people have a voice in helping to shape the services they need. In this article he explains how the project, Living Options East Devon, works and how the new legislation for community care might affect disabled people.