Ten years on from its publication, the Government’s Valuing People policy (re-born as Valuing People Now in 2008), has achieved something quite unique in terms of Government policy – it still has deep and broad support from the vast majority people directly affected by it, i.e. people with learning disabilities and their families.
How many other ten-year-old policies can claim that? The usual route is one or both of being discredited and/or quietly consigned to the dustbin.
The fact that Valuing People is still viewed by most people, families and professionals as the template for where lives and services should be heading suggests it got something right.
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