Choice and Change: disabled adults' and older people's experiences of making choices

Wednesday 25 January 2012, 2.00PM to 16:15

Speaker(s): Dr Kate Baxter, Research Fellow, SPRU, University of York Dr Parvaneh Rabiee, Research Fellow, SPRU, University of York

MRC Seminar 25 January 2012 (MS Word , 75kb)

At this seminar, findings will be presented from the recent study, ‘Choice and change: disabled adults’ and older people’s experiences of making choices about services and support’. This study, published in 2011, investigated the realities of making choices about services and support over time, by disabled people of working age and older, who were likely to experience repeated choices due to their changing circumstances. The subject of extending choice to users of publicly-funded services is central to the current policy framework, and new opportunities for choice have been introduced in social care, whilst personal budgets are being piloted for some health conditions. Arising from these factors, the study asked the question of how important choice is about services for disabled people and their families.

Location: University of York

Admission: see flyer

Email: jp42@york.ac.uk

Telephone: 01904 321237