This photo shows a senior man with an intellectual and physical disability vacuuming the floor of his home. He is being assisted by a home carer.
This photo can be used to illustrate the importance of promoting engagement in meaningful activity. This whole concept and practice has been referred to as Person-Centred Active Support and has extensive empirical evidence to support its importance in promoting a great quality of life for all people with a disability, “irrespective of degree of disability or the presence of extra problems*
* Mansell, J., Beadle-Brown, J., Ashman, B., & Ockenden, J. (2004). Person-Centred Active
Support. Pavilion Publishing (Brighton) Ltd..
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