Between ambition and achievement: The views of young black disabled people on independent living

Author: Bignall, Tracey & Butt, Jabeer

Corporate author: Race Equality Foundation

Publisher: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Publication date: March 2000

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This study is based on interviews with 44 young people of Asian, African and Caribbean origin, with a range of disabilities. It looks at how they manage the ‘change’ to adulthood and what independence and independent living mean to them. The areas addressed include:

  • definitions of independence – how race, culture and religion affect the understanding of disability and independence
  • how experiences of education and work influence independence
  • dealings with social care agencies and an insight into the ambitions and expectations the young people have for the future.