Finding Freedom – the untapped potential of the community for people with learning disabilities
This 20th Anniversary report has been produced by the Brandon Trust and is informed by a national survey of 2,000 people which looks at public attitudes towards, and experience of, people with learning disabilities.
The research commissioned by the charity reveals that 54% of people don’t know anyone with learning disabilities. Of those who do know someone with a learning disability (46%), just a quarter said they would describe that person as a friend.
The report highlights that action has to be taken to change this, not only to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities but also to reduce the reliance on paid-for care, an increasingly pressing issue when faced with a social care budget crisis.