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Elaine James portrait

Elaine James

Elaine James is a social care commissioner and an honorary researcher at Lancaster University.

Promote the vote

People queuing to vote

I am delighted to have a guest blog from my social work colleagues in Bradford and people with whom they work. Together they have made great progress in making sure people with learning disabilities achieve citizenship inclusion outcomes in many ways, but very importantly, through exercising their right to vote.

Voting and social work

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ballot box - hand posting vote in slot

In 1918, women over 30 obtained these right following years of campaigning. As we move towards a general election it is important to remember that many of our citizens and neighbours who have the right to vote may still find this a challenge - a challenge we find in social care but one that social work can and should actively aim to resolve.