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How realistic are images that protray care in the UK? If a newspaper, magazine or design agency wants to show, for instance, the concept of an adult wit a learning disability living independently in the community, there are not many options available. The main problem is that mainstream libraries assume they know what clients want, but they do not know how to supply the right images.
We are constantly told that specialist image libraries are in volgue. But if so, how come there is so little competition to drive peices down? And how come the images do not reflect the concept of care as experienced by practitioners and service users?