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Independent Living Baroness Campbell speaking in the House of Lords, with a PA by her side
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The concept of personal assistance has been severely damaged by years of austerity and policies that have “degraded” the support mechanisms designed to enable independent living, leading figures in the disability movement have warned. They were speaking at the launch of Personal Assistance Relationships, a research study which highlights how employing personal assistants can
Independent Living Tom Shakespeare head and shoulders
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Enabling disabled people with support needs to employ personal assistants (PAs) – rather than relying on traditional care workers – can be empowering and liberating, but relationships with PAs “can sometimes go wrong”, according to new research. The Personal Assistance Relationships study, led by the disabled academic Professor Tom Shakespeare (pictured), highlights the “complex”