Keys to Citizenship

A guide to getting good support for people with learning disabilities

Author: Simon Duffy

PLEASE NOTE: The 2nd edition of Keys to Citizenship is now SOLD OUT.

Keys to Citizenship is both a practical book full of useful advice and a philosophical exploration of what's important. This is the 2nd and Enlarged Edition including a new chapter on self-directed support.

The book offers practical advice covering all the main topics that should be considered when helping someone with a learning difficulty to plan for their future:

  • self-determination
  • direction
  • community life
  • home
  • support
  • money

It includes stories of innovation and success as well as step-by-step guides on matters such as finding a job, buying a house and making friends. It is written in an easy-to-read style suitable for anyone who wants to make practical changes in their own life or in the life of someone they care about. And, it is particularly useful for people with learning difficulties, families, social workers and support staff or service providers.

"This book provides a way for thoughtful people to create the Keys to Citizenship."

"It serves an excellent purpose for supporters, friends and families."

"This book will help people with learning difficulties achieve a real community life."

** The 3rd edition of Keys to Citizenship will be available soon **

Please email the office if you would like to be notified when it is published.

Publishing Info

Author: Simon Duffy
Publisher: The Centre for Welfare Reform
2nd edition published: 2006
168 pages
ISBN: 978-1-907790-36-2