Loneliness and cruelty: people with learning disabilities and their experience of harassment, abuse and related-crime in the community: summary: easy read

Lemos and Crane
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A research project explored the experiences of people with mild or moderate learning disabilities living independently in the community of harassment, abuse and related crime. This publication is an Easy Read summary of the first phase of the project. It briefly reports on the findings from interviews with 67 people with learning disabilities living in the community about their lives and things that had happened to them (including 'hate crime' such as being attacked or abused). The research found that 62 out of the 67 people interviewed had experienced some form of harassment, abuse or related crime in the community. A second phase of the project, working with practitioners from community-based organisations and with people with learning disabilities, will focus on prevention and support, and is due to report on findings in 2014.

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independent living, learning disabilities, service users, user views, abuse, harassment, hate crime;
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United Kingdom
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