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Freedom Fighters

Author: Clare Hyde

Clare Hyde, Director of the Foundation for Families, helps tell the inspiring stories of five freedom fighters - people who have escaped the world of institutions and are building a new life.

All of these people are now supported by Partners for Inclusion, an organisation that works on the West Coast of Scotland. Partners for Inclusion shows how it is possible to get beyond the labels that are given to people in institutions – challenging, vulnerable, self-harming. Instead they can focus on people's real qualities - being resourceful, determined or kind.

This an important resource for anyone involved in the battle to close institutions and put an end to the unnecessary segregation and exclusion of disabled people and others with complex needs.

If you would like a hard copy of this book please it can be purchased for £6 by contacting reception@partnersforinclusion.org with your name, address, amount of copies required and invoicing or payment details.


The publisher is Partners for Inclusion.

Freedom Fighters © Clare Hyde 2012.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

Documents

Library

Personalised Support

Personalised Support

A report describing how to provide support to people with the most complex needs or challenging behaviour drawing on the work of Partners for Inclusion.

Women at the Centre

Women at the Centre

Simon Duffy and Clare Hyde explain how WomenCentre achieves its astonishing outcomes and explore the difficulties faced by innovative organisations in the welfare system.

120,000 Reasons to Listen to Women

120,000 Reasons to Listen to Women

Clare Hyde wonders whether the government's thinking about focusing on 'problem' families is informed by an understanding of the reality of domestic violence.

Complexity for Women & Families

Complexity for Women & Families

Services for women and families are incredibly complex and grow in complexity the more people need something consistent and reliable.

WomenCentre Model

WomenCentre Model

WomenCentre has worked out how to integrate personalisation and collective action in a sophisticated and dynamic model of support.

Returning Home

Returning Home

Simon Duffy outlines a promising innovation from Plymouth that aims to return people home from institutional care.