Disabled Young People’s experience of Personal Support: Intimacies, identities and embodiments in Personal Assistance Relationships

  • Edmund Coleman-Fountain (Speaker)
  • Humphrey, H. (Speaker)
  • Alex Toft (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This presentation will explore some themes from an ongoing project looking at young disabled adults’ experiences of getting support from Personal Assistants (PAs). PAs are social care workers employed directly by disabled people. They provide important support that enable disabled people to live independent lives. This project has asked young people with a range of different genders and sexualities about their experiences of choosing and working with PAs. This presentation will explore how gender and sexuality, understood in relation to identities and embodiments, matter for the decisions young LGBT people make to ensure they get the right support.
Period25 May 2022
Held atSheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional