An in depth investigation into the relationship between disabled people as service users and support workers in Edinburgh.
This dissertation aimed to investigate the relationship between disable people as service users and support workers. The phenomenological approach which was adopted within this research offered the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of such an important relationship. Semi structured interviews were conducted in order to generate data. This proved to be a useful method that considered the abilities of all participants as well as allowing the provision of rich data. This research revealed that the person centred approach adopted by support workers and support services has motivated the development of deeply complex relationships between support workers and service users. This relationship is based on much more than power and emotion and a way of assessing the dimensions of such a relationship is necessary to ensure the continued success of disability support services (Hasting 2010; Kelly 2011)