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Leading my life, my way A briefing on young disabled people’s experiences of living independently

Leading my life, my way is a new research report by Scope, which looks at the experiences of young disabled people who use support services to live independently. Our research suggests a significant proportion of young disabled people feel many of these services are failing them across a number of key areas in their lives.

We found the main areas requiring improvement are the range of support services that young disabled people receive; their care and support plans; access to advocacy, information and advice; and the impact of social care on their ability to achieve greater independence. In addition to these unmet needs, we also found some young disabled people are left feeling socially isolated because of a lack of support for them to participate in their communities.