Love is simply not enough

Caroline Tomlinson (Social Entrepreneur at Embrace Wigan and Leigh, Wigan, UK)

Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Publication date: 13 January 2012



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.


The article draws on the author's own experiences and those of other families.


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.


The experiences of individuals and their families are central to an understanding of how to ensure a good life now and in the future.



Tomlinson, C. (2012), "Love is simply not enough", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 26-31.

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