'Gaining Independence' Report


In 2010 Active8 consulted with 40 young people who were aged 16 to 25, have a physical disability but not a learning disability, and live in Cornwall. Mainly in groups they recalled their journey towards independence, the barriers and the highlights. Josey Spencer's report, 'Gaining Independence', with the words of the participants and the presentations some of them made to Cornwall's Transition Board, gives the reader a rare insight into the complex difficulties these young people face. In a rural community where their numbers are always too small to have political 'clout', it identifies the experiences of young people whose needs are often overlooked.

To obtain a PDF copy of the Gaining Independence report, download it here

Gaining Independence