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Future Focus. Engaging tomorrrow's leaders in today's policy

In January and February 2014 ecdp delivered a series of Future Focus events to discover the experiences and opinions of young disabled people in Essex, supported by Healthwatch Essex.

Our report Future Focus. Engaging tomorrow’s leaders in today’s policy draws together our findings. We identified the key barriers, challenges and enablers that young disabled people face today.

The five themes that have emerged as a result of this work include: access, which is still unsatisfactory for many young people who experience disability; that attitudes and perceptions towards disability still need to be more positive; that most young people have a desire to work but more needs to be done to support young disabled people to find work; that there is a need for more accessible sports and social activities; and finally, that experiences of health care services remain extremely mixed. ecdp will now ensure that the Future Focus research helps to shape services available to young people in Essex.

Read Future Focus. Engaging tomorrow's leaders in today's policy report (PDF Version)

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Find out more about the Future Focus project on our web page

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