The School welcomes managers from the Korea Foundation for the Differently Abled

The School of Social Policy welcomes managers from the Korea Foundation for the Differently Abled

Rosemary Littlechild and Robin Miller welcomed to the School of Social Policy a delegation of managers from the Korea Foundation for the Differently Abled. Accompanied by two academics from the Social Welfare Programme from SungKongHue University, the visitors took part in a seminar entitled ‘Personal Budgets – Where have they come from and why do they matter?’

Two years ago the Foundation translated Professor Jon Glasby and Rosemary Littlechild’s book on Direct Payments and Personal Budgets and this trip to England was designed to hear about new developments in this field. In addition to the seminar at the University of Birmingham, the group visited Birmingham City Council, Mencap, the British Institute of Learning Disabilities and In Control, a national charity at the cutting edge of issues of self-directed support and personalisation.

The group was inspired by their visit and will share their learning with Government Minsters in Korea in the hope of introducing a more flexible and responsive system of support for people with disabilities in Korea.