Objectives: To explore the perspective of adults with intellectual disabilities from minority ethnic groups, on their relationship with social care services. Methods: Thirty-two adults took part in semi-structured interviews. Transcripts were analyzed within a Pluralist framework, adopting the structure of Template Analysis and then drawing on phenomenological, narrative, and discursive approaches. Results: Our participants were generally positive about the services which they received, which they evaluated primarily in terms of their continuing good relationship(s) with specific workers. Our respondents were sophisticated users of cultural resources and identities; the concept of ‘cultural affordance’ may be useful alternative to ‘cultural competence’. We discuss three distinctive narratives about independence (Stability; Progress; Resistance). Each highlights the importance of maintaining connectedness to others, and the crucial role played by ownership of decision-making. Conclusions: We have developed a set of resources which service providers (and researchers) can use with people with intellectual disabilities, in order to support mutual understanding, service planning and delivery.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Developmental Disabilities|
|Early online date||8 Jun 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jun 2018|
Bibliographical noteThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in International Journal of Developmental Disabilities on 8 June 2018, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/20473869.2018.1469807
- social care