A determined advocate

A determined advocate

Jackie Downer MBE has spent much of her life supporting other people with learning disabilities, as an advocate and through working for People First. She tells Sean Kelly about being strong, the importance of work and setting examples to make integration normal

 Jackie Downer's commitment to change is well caught in her questions: 'Are we really making a difference? How do we know? What can we do to do better?'

Despite these comments - quoted on the website of learning disability training and development agency Paradigm - Downer is modest. 'I describe . . .

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