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A programme for the next five years

Author:
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Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, 378, May 2010, pp.8-17.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

This article describes how a new Parliament opens new opportunities. The article presents the authors priorities and objectives for this parliament, with a focus on disability issues. Five objectives are outlined: deliver a national care and support system based on clear rights to independent living; develop and implement a strategy to end disability poverty and financial exclusion; speed up the transformation of infrastructure so as to enable full, safe and independent access for disabled people; unlock the potential of disabled people through education, skills, work and representation in public life; and give real equality and justice focusing on a change in enforcement of equality.

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Doing seniority differently

Author:
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Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, 374, October 2009, pp.16-19.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

This article highlights the results from the first ever national survey of disabled people working in senior management. Key findings from 1,461 respondents (of which 911 were affected by ill-health, injury or disability) include: there is a large pool of senior, successful disabled people; 110 earned £80,000 or more; there were 102 board directors, 80 departmental heads, and 126 senior managers; non-disabled people were three times as likely to earn over £80,000; 39% of disabled people were confident that they would have equal career opportunities; and pay and opportunities varied by impairment group, with mental health conditions faring worse.

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Ethnic deaf UK

Author:
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Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, 372, March 2009, p.21.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

This short article describes the work of ‘Ethnic Deaf UK’ (EDUK), established after families became concerned about the lack of services for black Asian minority ethnic (BAME) deaf people, particularly those which considered their cultural and community needs. The article highlights how EDUK began by working with other organisations and government, raising awareness of issues encountered by BAME deaf people. Primarily a consultancy service supporting the development of projects for BAME people, EDUK provides mentoring services, interpretation, and deaf relay interpretation services. EDUK also provides sign language services to those who do not speak English as a first language. In a more specialised role, EDUK established a charity that focuses on deaf Muslim communities, providing Islamic classes between Arabic and British sign language.

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Assisted suicide: the final guidelines

Author:
HARGITT Aidan
Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, 377, January 2010, pp.11-13.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

In September 2009, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), issued Interim Guidelines to clarify the circumstances in which someone who assists a suicide would be prosecuted, in response to a legal challenge by campaigner for assisted suicide Debbie Purdy. The Interim Guidelines listed a series of factors which would to determine whether or not a prosecution would be in the public interest. One factor that would mitigate against a prosecution was if “the victim had a terminal illness or a severe and incurable physical disability or a severe degenerative physical condition from which there was no possibility of recovery.” This short article highlights the major features within the guidelines, which ultimately leave open the possibility of prosecutors showing compassion and not prosecuting.

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Doing the duty: the disability equality duty: impact so far and legal enforcement: conference report 7th January 2009, Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

Author:
ROYAL ASSOCIATION FOR DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
London

To celebrate the second birthday of the Disability Equality Duty (DED) Radar organised a conference to look at the impact of the legislation. This conference report provides a summary of the key discussions of the day - during both the formal presentations and table discussions. The areas covered included the impact of the legislation on public services, what works well about the Duty, enforcing the Disability Equality Duty, how disabled people can use the Disability Equality Duty to influence change, and how the legislation could be strengthened.

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No one written off: can welfare reform deliver?

Author:
RADAR
Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, October 2008, pp.8-13.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

On 21 July, the Government published its Green Paper on welfare reform, called 'No One Written Off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility'. The organisation RADAR examines and comment on the proposals. They welcome the expansion of the Access to Work programme and the emphasis of more choice and control for disabled people, but also stress the need for Government and employers to ensure employment programmes are more equitable for all disabled people.

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Closing the gap: a five-year strategy

Author:
RADAR
Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, May 2008, pp.8-15.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

The government has published its Independent Living Strategy which sets out a vision for services that support disabled people to participate fully in society. RADAR looks at key areas of the strategy and argues that the strategy needs to be backed up by legislation if it is to be successful. Areas discussed are: independent living; transitional services for young disabled adults; health; transport and mobility; housing; disabled parents; employment; personalisation, choice and control; support, information and brokerage; and older people.

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Danda - a brief history

Author:
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Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, March 2008, p.16.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

DANDA (Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association) is a user led charity formed for the relief of conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Asperger's Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This article provides a brief overview of the charities development and its work.

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Cinderella of the sector requires Government reform commitment

Author:
POLLARD Jim
Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, January 2008, pp.12-14.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

The government's Health and Social Care Bill will dissolve three bodies - the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission - and set up one new one, the Care Quality Commission, which will become the sole health and adult social care regulator. The author argues that the Health and Social Care Bill needs to have a greater emphasis on independent living and social care standards for disabled people.

Journal article

Housing for all

Author:
POLLARD Jim
Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, January 2008, pp.15-17.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

The author presents RADAR's view that the Lifetime Homes Standard and accessible housing registers should form part of the Government's Housing and Regeneration Bill.

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