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The young people did not have to join in with the ‘What about us?’ project – they could choose. The young people had support from project researchers.

Everyone involved in the project had support from an Advisory Committee of professionals and a Reference Group of young people with learning difficulties.

The young people who joined in with the ‘What about us?’ project did action research. This meant they worked together to:

  • find out what could be better
  • make plans for improvements
  • make new things happen
  • watch and listen for any changes
  • think about what happened and discuss what to do next
  • change their plans to make new things happen
  • tell people about their work.

Find out more about how to do action research in ‘Make a difference’

Use these links to read:
  1. University of Cambridge
  2. Big Lottery Fund
  3. Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
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