A young campaigner for self-directed support has published a
research paper on global leaders in support practices for disabled
people for the Winston Churchill fellowship.
Will Case, 21, was the first person with cerebral palsy to be
awarded a Travelling Fellowship grant from the prestigious Winston
Churchill Memorial Trust to undertake research into support
practices for disabled people over the summer.
Bury resident Will is a strong
advocate for self-directed support following his attendance at a
Partners in Policymaking course. He now works with organisations
including In Control and Mencap to raise awareness of disabilities,
reform and personalisation. He is also an ambassador for the
Council for Disabled Children.
Each year around 100 fellowships are awarded by the Winston
Churchill Memorial Trust for overseas research projects which
benefit the UK. They are awarded to individuals to study areas of
topical and personal interest for the benefit of their profession
As part of the tough application process Will had to describe
his goals for the future and how the trip could bring real benefits
and positive change to his community.
Will spent his summer travelling across the Amercia and Canada
meeting leading practitioners and disability groups to bring best
practices back to the UK.
His report has now been published on the Winston Churchill
website and can be viewed here.
If you would like to find out more about Will's research
project, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org