?Jag är väldigt stolt över att säga ifrån när saker och ting inte är som de ska!?
om inflytande för vuxna personer med lindrig utvecklingsstörning på gruppbostad
Intellectual disabilitiesInfluenceGroup housingParticipationEmpowermentUtvecklingsstörningInflytandeGruppboendeDelaktighet
The aim of our study has been to investigate what kind of space there is to exert influence for adult persons with mild intellectual disabilities who live on group housing. We wanted to investigate what kind of hindrance and possibilities there were to exert influence for people on group housing. Our study has been built on qualitative group discussions with 9 persons with mild intellectual disabilities and 6 care-keepers. We have analysed our discussions on the basis of the theory of empowerment. Our result indicates that there is different kind of factors that affect the possibilities for people with mild intellectual disabilities to increase their influence, and it does not always have to do with the disability how the persons can make their voices heard. Economy was one of the facts that were common for our informers own statements. The support from the care-keepers also seemed to have a big importance to enable possibilities for the persons with intellectual disabilities to exert influence.