Janet Read is a qualified social worker and lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the University of Warwick. She teaches at undergraduate and graduate levels and has been responsible for developing post-qualifying programmes for experienced practitioners and managers in the social care field. She undertakes multidisciplinary training and consultancy in the public and voluntary sectors. She has written widely on services for disabled children, adults and their families. Luke Clements is a solicitor and Senior Research Fellow of the School of Law, Cardiff University. He has written widely on community care and the rights of disabled people and undertakes training in the public and voluntary sectors. He has extensive legal experience of representing disabled children, adults and their families.