Helen Bird and colleagues report on a small‐scale research project completed in west Yorkshire that examined the effects of the closure of a traditional sheltered workshop on those who attended. The closure was contentious, and the report questions the centrality accorded to ‘social exclusion’ as a central feature of current policy and practice. They argue for a more nuanced approach, which reflects both service users' actual preferences and current social realities.
Bird, H., Huxley, U. and Ring, C. (2009), "Reluctant conscripts? Service users' experiences of vocational service modernisation", A Life in the Day, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/13666282200900040Download as .RIS
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