This article describes the career of a learning disability physiotherapist between 1988 and 2012. During this period, many people with learning disabilities moved from long-term institutions to supported living accommodation. Meanwhile, practitioners adopted a holistic approach to mobility management that involved physiotherapy. The article explains how this development and other changes to government policy affected the lives of clients and service providers.
Jennifer Burt describes her career at a learning disability service and reflects on how care delivery has changed