Are adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities disadvantaged due to the lack of recreational resources in the North East of England?

Molly Nesbitt

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
Newcastle College

ABSTRACT

Disabled adults aged 18-65 represent one third of social care users in the UK (Parliament UK, 2015). This research focuses heavily on adults (aged 18-65) with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) and physical disabilities and their rate of disadvantage due to factors such as socioeconomic status, stigma and social barriers within society. Ultimately, this demographic was chosen as the amount of research surrounding this demographic is rare.

With the use of internet surveys, appropriate professionals in the sector provided a small sample which created the data this study produced. It is also suggested that the repetitiveness of this study is fundamental to disability research, especially with concerns regarding this topic and demographic.

Fundamentally, it is emphasised that this type of research is crucial in the support of adults with disabilities and future generations, to help establish ways in which practitioners can improve knowledge, and more importantly, the quality of life for adults with disabilities.

KEYWORDS: Disability, Disability Studies, North East, Recreational Resources.

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Article Data:

  • Author: Molly Nesbitt
  • Title: Are adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities disadvantaged due to the lack of recreational resources in the North East of England?
  • Issue: Seven Bridges Vol. 6 (2018)
  • Publication date: 05/07/18