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Making change happen for black and minority ethnic disabled people

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Four grassroots development projects were supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to generate practical learning about how to make change happen for black and minority ethnic disabled people. EQUALITIES aimed to increase the local voice of black and minority ethnic disabled people and carers. International Somali Community Trust employed direct advocacy and set up a user forum for Somali-speaking disabled people. People in Action supported ROOOTS, six African Caribbean people with learning difficulties, to deliver training to local service providers. Tassibee trained Pakistani Muslim women with experience of mental health difficulties to run self-help groups.

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Demonstrating control of decisions by adults with learning difficulties who have high support needs

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York
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'Low support' options for people with learning difficulties

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Most people with learning difficulties have little choice of housing and support options; residential care continues to dominate. This is a particular problem for people seen as relatively low priority for community care packages, with few effective 'low support' alternatives to residential care being developed. The 'living support networks' provided by KeyRing offer one possible model for such services. According to the research described this model provides reliable, affordable support in a way that is liked by those who use the service.

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Crime against people with learning difficulties: findings

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Interviews for a recent study found that criminal offences or abuse perpetrated against people with learning difficulties were often not regarded as such by professionals, the police, or the victims themselves, making it difficult for victims to achieve redress.

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Housing and support for people with learning difficulties

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1995
Place of publication:
York

Most people with learning difficulties have little choice about where they live; regardless of its appropriateness, residential care remains the dominant option. Using informal networking, Ken Simons set out to find and describe innovative examples of housing and support for people with learning difficulties. The result is a source book which explores a wide range of alternative approaches, focusing in particular on situations where people were able to live in their ownhomes.

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Our lives, our communities: Promoting independence and inclusion for people with learning difficulties

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Examining the issue of independence and inclusion, this study shows how 15 adults with learning difficulties live and what they think about their lives. Researched by people with learning difficulties themselves, the report compares experiences of living with parents, living independently in the community and living in a ‘village community’. Independence, choice and control were important themes in the study. The report makes recommendations to promote independence and inclusion for people with learning difficulties. The ethics and practicalities of user-controlled research are described.

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The impact of the Supporting People programme on adults with learning disabilities

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

The Supporting People programme, which began on 1 April 2003, was designed to separate out the costs of bricks-and-mortar housing (which, where needed, would continue to be paid through Housing Benefit) from the costs of the support necessary to enable vulnerable adults to attain or maintain independent tenancies. For people with learning disabilities, this new funding mechanism appeared to offer a much-needed opportunity for some of the changes set out in the 2001 Valuing People White Paper to be made a reality. This research project set out to examine how local Supporting People teams were interpreting national guidelines in relation to the provision of housing-related support and to explore the impact that this was having on people with learning disabilities. It also hoped to discover the extent to which the Valuing People core aims – of promoting rights, choice, independence and control in the lives of people with learning disabilities – were being supported by this new programme.

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The education and employment of disabled young people

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Developing positive aspirations is a key factor in securing good educational and occupational outcomes, and an important component of autonomy. This study compared the aspirations of young disabled and non-disabled people, and examined the extent to which those aspirations were achieved.

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Choice, dementia and people with learning difficulties

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Like the rest of the population, people with learning difficulties are living longer and are also increasingly joining the growing numbers of people who have dementia. This trend throws up a range of issues for policy-makers and practitioners. Little attention has been paid to how choice and empowerment, fundamental to the community care reforms, can be made meaningful for individuals with learning difficulties and dementia. This research examined how far 20 people with these dual impairments, living in a range of settings, were involved in making choices and decisions about their own lives, and identified what facilitated or hindered that process.

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Agreements for supported housing organisations and residents

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Residents of supported housing are unique among social sector tenants in receiving not only housing services, but support services as well. This support is either provided directly by the landlord, or delegated to a specialist support provider. Describes research with supported housing organisations and residents, to explore whether variations or additions were needed to agreements currently in use in supported housing, in order to reflect all the services that supported housing residents receive. Outlines the findings.

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