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Measures to promote the social integration of mentally disabled people

Author:
COUNCIL OF EUROPE
Publisher:
Council of Europe
Publication year:
1986
Pagination:
80p., list of publications.
Place of publication:
Strasbourg

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Book

Images of possibility: rethinking services for people with mental handicaps in the light of American experiences

Author:
WERTHEIMER Alison
Publisher:
Campaign for People with Mental Handicaps
Publication year:
1986
Pagination:
20p.
Place of publication:
London
Journal article

Numbers and policy in care for people with intellectual disability in the United Kingdom

Author:
GLOVER Gyles
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28(1), 2015, pp.3-11.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Background: Statements or commitments making use of numbers have an important place in government policy. They appear at all stages of the policy process: campaigning, formulation, monitoring and evaluation. Many types of source are involved including research studies, national survey information, routine operational data collections and special systems devised to monitor particular initiatives. Method: The paper presents examples of policy uses of numerical evidence, and some sources of data that have been used to support them in the field of care for people with intellectual developmental disability in England. Conclusions: Different levels of precision or coverage are required at different stages of the process. Different types of numerical data are appropriate at the various stages of the policy process. (Publisher abstract)

Journal article

Issues emanating from the implementation of policies on restraint use with people with intellectual disabilities

Authors:
RICKARD Eion David, CHAN Jeffrey, MERRIMAN Brian
Journal article citation:
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 10(3), 2013, pp.252-259.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

This article first outlines some of the negative consequences of restraint use that have led to minimal use policies and then outlines some of the alternative interventions and strategies that are emerging as alternatives. Recent changes in the regulation of restraint use in the Republic of Ireland and the state of Victoria in Australia are then examined, to show how cultural and historical contexts of policy can lead to differences. The authors argue that a gap remains between our understanding of the place of implementing restrictive practices with respect to service provision and their actual applications by providers. They conclude that such discordance between policy and practice needs to be addressed by stronger regulation. (Original abstract)

Journal article

WHO Atlas on Global Resources for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities 2007: key findings relevant for low- and middle-income countries

Authors:
MERCIER Celine, at al.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 5(2), June 2008, pp.81-88.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The World Health Organization (WHO) Atlas-ID project was designed to collect, compile, and disseminate information on intellectual disabilities (ID) services and resources from across the world. This paper aims at selecting findings in the Atlas-ID that can be used as a tool for advocacy, human rights awareness, development planning, and monitoring changes regarding resources for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in countries with the lowest levels of income in the world. After consultation with experts in the field of ID, a questionnaire and its accompanying glossary were developed. This questionnaire was completed by national respondents from 147 countries, areas, and territories that are WHO members (response rate of 74.6% corresponding to 94.6% of the world population). Cross-tabulations were calculated according to WHO region that the countries belong to as well as their levels of income. The data from the Atlas-ID allowed for documenting similarities and differences among the poorest and the richest countries of the world in relation to ID. The most striking differences pertain to the areas of information, judicial protection, government benefits, financing, availability, and access to services. The Atlas-ID allowed the identification of similarities and differences in resources and services between the four World Bank categories of countries' income, and it demonstrated the extent of unmet needs in low-income and low-middle-income countries, as well as some critical gaps between these countries and the high-level income countries.

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I've got an attitude problem

Author:
GREIG Rob
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 1.05.08, May 2008, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Valuing People has significantly influenced the agenda and level of public debate around services beyond the learning disability field. A lot that has been happening in the last five years in the wider social care front - for example, personalised individual budgets -which would not have happened without Valuing People. It was written as a programme that would last for three years and the fact we are taking policy to the next stage  and there's going to be continued investment to 2011, 10 years on, suggests there's something right about it. Also some people's lives and services have changed. People with learning disabilities and their families that things have got better - that's the acid test.

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Support for living?: the impact of the supporting people programme on housing and support for adults with learning disabilities

Authors:
FYSON Rachel, TARLETON Beth, WARD Linda
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
68p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

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

Book

The lives of people with learning disabilities: a policy briefing

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
London

This briefing examines how current government policies across the UK, and particularly in England, impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities. It identifies gaps and suggests ways forward, drawing on the research, projects and development work of the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.

Journal article

Korean disability employment policy: what is it offering people with learning disabilities?

Authors:
KIM Jin Woo, DAVIS Ann
Journal article citation:
Social Policy and Society, 5(3), July 2006, pp.409-419.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

From the 1960s onwards opportunities for employment for disabled people have been promoted by the South Korean government and recent research has focused on the achievements of policies in this area. However people with learning disabilities have largely been ignored in this research. The paper draws on a study which used research methods designed explicitly to enable people with learning disabilities to participate and their voices to be heard. The findings highlight the failure of current policies to provide suitable employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities and the paper concludes with some recommendations.

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Keys to partnership: working together to make a difference in people's lives: summary version

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
40p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This document aims to provide practical ideas and suggestions on developing partnerships in adult services for people with learning disabilities. Much of the content will also be of relevance to children's services. Local learning disability partnerships must be developed within the context of the overall national policy framework for partnership.

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