Adults of working age living in care homes have the same rights to education, training and work as anyone else. They should also be able to take part in leisure and recreational activities and have a social life of their own choosing. Government policies of recent years have upheld and promoted the rights of people with disabilities and impairments to lead normal lives by taking part in mainstream occupations and activities.

Currently people with disabilities and impairments continue to be discriminated against and stigmatised when they attempt to move outside their segregated provision and enter the worlds of education, work and leisure that the majority of the population take for granted as their right.

Care home managers need strategies to promote the rights of their service users to have full access to available provision and to overcome barriers.

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