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Journal article

A wake-up call for service providers

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 14(2), October 2000, p.8.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Discusses how the Disability Discrimination Act aims to make services providers aware of their responsibilities to ensure that disabled people are not confronted by disablist attitudes or subject to negative generalisations by being labelled as having learning difficulties.

Journal article

What we need is full civil rights legislation

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 17(2), 2003, pp.5-6.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Critically evaluates the draft Disability Discrimination Bill. Argues that it is unlikely that it will strengthen the civil rights of disabled people.

Journal article

Independent living for disabled people

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Housing Care and Support, 8(4), December 2005, pp.34-36.
Publisher:
Emerald

The Government’s 2005 Green paper on Adult Social Care put forward a vision of ‘independence, well-being and choice’. While the notion of independent living was central to the vision and to the substantive policy proposals presented in the Green Paper, there was no definition of what ‘independent living’ actually means. The British Council of Disabled People (BCDP) supports many of the ideas in the Green Paper, such as the proposed introduction of individualised budgets. It also has concerns about the continuing lack of basic rights to receive support and to live independently in one’s own home, and about the way in which the new vision will be financed and implemented. This article looks at some of the concerns of the BCDP.

Journal article

The imbalance of power

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Voluntary Voice, 169, November 2002, p.14.
Publisher:
London Voluntary Service Council

Describes research into the involvement of disabled women in local regeneration work in London.

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Time for direct action

Authors:
VALOIS Natalie, ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 19.09.02, 2002, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The take up of direct payments is highest among disabled people, which is unsurprising considering it was the physical disability movement that pushed so hard for the scheme.However, practical problems and prejudicial attitudes within local and central government still present barriers to the uptake of direct payments for people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

The SEN Bill: fine principles but will it work in practice?

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 14(3), January 2001, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

As the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Bill reaches its final stages in parliament, the author argues that although the Bill gives disabled children and those with special education needs the right to mainstream education, mixing SEN and disability could lead to confusion and to some children, particularly those in care, failing to benefit.

Journal article

Housing: new laws may force people back into institutions

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 9(4), April 1996, pp.4-5.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

The author fears the Government's plan to introduce new criteria for Disability Facilities Grants and Housing Benefit could mean a return to long-term residence in institutions for disabled people.

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