Hello, my name is Sharon and I am the latest member of the Connecting People Study team.
Having been involved for just over one month I have got to know the study and the rest of the team and I’m currently engrossed in conducting the systematic review on interventions that promote the social participation and well-being of adults with a learning disability. It’s incredible that such an important part of an individual’s life has such little emphasis placed upon it, with the majority of individual’s with a learning disability having no one they call a friend.
I am optimistic that this can change and we can work together to enhance individual’s social networks and their consequent well-being. As Meredith suggests, the systematic reviews she and I are both conducting will hopefully be a great way to learn what factors make an intervention effective and how we might best develop the Connecting People Intervention to support the needs of both health & social care workers and service users.
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