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Book

What works in services for families with a disabled child?

Authors:
BERESFORD Bryony, et al
Publisher:
Barnardo's
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
135p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Ilford

Part of Barnardos 'What Works' series, this report discusses what it views as effective practice with families who have disabled children up to the age of sixteen. While much of the evidence reviewed comes from practitioners and academics, the main source of information as to what works best comes from parents, an essential point of information as they are the ones with the hands on experience. It is also necessary to draw attention to the views of children themselves. This report acknowledges that these feature less prominently as they have not been investigated as much as the views of adults in the past.

Journal article

A space of our own

Authors:
OLDMAN Christine, BERESFORD Bryony
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 1.10.98, 1998, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Many families with disabled children still live in cramped, unadapted homes. The authors outline the results of new research into what these families really want.

Book

Personal accounts: involving disabled children in research

Author:
BERESFORD Bryony
Publisher:
Stationery Office/University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
107p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Reviews the methods used to access the views and experiences of disabled children, including those with speech and learning difficulties. The methodological review is placed in the context of the theoretical, moral and policy arguments that have promoted this shift towards child-centred research. The ethical implications of working directly with children are also considered.

Journal article

Times they are a-changin'

Author:
BERESFORD Bryony
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 14.12.95, 1995, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Despite radical changes in attitudes towards disabled children, there is still much that needs to be improved. Looks at the results of research conducted by the author into the needs and circumstances of families caring for a severely disabled child.

Book

Community equipment: use and needs of disabled children and their families

Authors:
BERESFORD Bryony, WILLIAMS Julie, LAWTON Dot
Publisher:
Social Policy Research Unit. University of York
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
109p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
York

This work sought to ascertain current levels of use of community equipment being used by disabled children and their families in England, and to identify levels of unmet need. A parental survey of nationally representative sample of over 5,000 forms the main data source for this project. In addition, key practitioners and relevant organisations were consulted about issues pertaining to Community Equipment Services, namely: perceived areas of unmet need, groups of disabled children neglected by Community Equipment Services, recycling of equipment, duplication of equipment in different setting and the relationship between housing adaptations and equipment provision.

Book

Housing matters: national evidence relating to disabled children and their housing

Authors:
BERESFORD Bryony, OLDMAN Christine
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
45p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

This report presents evidence to support and inform change in policy and practice to ensure that the housing needs of disabled children and their families are better met. The report challenges traditional notions of housing need, calling for a reconceptualisation that embraces all impairments, focuses on child-centred needs and extends beyond the 'four walls' of the family home. The findings of the report are discussed and interpreted within the context of current policy and practice.

Journal article

Meeting the housing needs of disabled children

Authors:
OLDHAM Christine, BERESFORD Bryony
Journal article citation:
Housing Care and Support, 3(1), March 2000, pp.25-28.
Publisher:
Emerald

This article is based on two pieces of work. The first, Homes Unfit for Children (Oldham and Beresford, 1998), was based on a postal survey and 40 in-depth interviews with families with disabled children. The second, due to be published by the Policy Press in the spring this year, reports the results of a programme of consultation roadshow with a range of professionals from housing, social services and health, in a series of regional consultation meetings.

Book

Unlocking key working: an analysis and evaluation of key worker services for families with disabled children

Authors:
MUKHERJEE Suzanne, BERESFORD Bryony, SLOPER Patricia
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
85p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Report based on a project in which multi agency key worker services for parents with a disabled child were planned, developed and implemented in two local areas. Managers and practitioners worked in partnership with the research team to observe, monitor and evaluate this process.

Book

Homes unfit for children: housing, disabled children and their families

Authors:
OLDMAN Christine, BERESFORD Bryony
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
86p.,bibliog
Place of publication:
Bristol

In-depth study of the impact of housing on the lives of disabled children and their families. Describes parents' perceptions of the impact of housing on their caring and parenting responsibilities; looks at disabled children's experiences of living in their homes; identifies housing needs particular to disabled children and their families; describes families' attempts to deal with unsuitable housing; and reports professionals' perspectives on meeting the housing needs of families with disabled children.

Book

Expert opinions: a national survey of parents caring for a severely disabled child

Author:
BERESFORD Bryony
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
45p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Report investigating the needs of families caring for a severely disabled child via the views and experiences of the parents themselves. Looks at: financial problems; housing problems; restricted mobility; and dealing with services and professionals.

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