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Book

Directing support: report from a workshop on direct payments and black and minority ethnic disabled people

Editors:
BUTT Jabeer, BIGNALL Tracey, STONE Emma
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
54p.,list of orgs.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
York

Report exploring some of the issues that the implementation of The Direct Payments Act 1996 raises for black and minority ethnic disabled people. Based on a consultation seminar attended by black and minority ethnic disabled people and representatives from black voluntary groups. Issues discussed include: defining direct payments; what barriers exist in accessing direct payments; how black and minority ethnic disabled people want to be supported; and examples of good practice. Also includes an agenda for action.

Book

Engaging black and minority ethnic families in policy development and implementation: black and minority ethnic families policy forum; deiscussion paper 6

Authors:
BIGNALL Tracey, BOX Leandra
Publisher:
Race Equality Unit
Publication year:
2002
Place of publication:
London

This discussion paper from the Race Equality Unit, black and minority ethnic families policy forum, explores engaging black and minority ethnic families in policy development and implementation. Topics include: what is meant by consultation?; government policies; quality protects; practice examples.

Journal article

Meeting the social and emotional needs of young black disabled people: messages from research

Author:
BIGNALL Tracey
Journal article citation:
Journal of Integrated Care, 11(4), August 2003, pp.38-42.
Publisher:
Emerald

Draws on two research studies from the REU which examined the relationship of young disabled people with social care agencies. The first study interviewed 44 Asian, African Caribbean and African young disabled people about their lives, experiences and plans for the future. The second study used focus group sessions with five peer support groups to examine how young black disabled people met their needs through these groups. The results of the first study identified a need among the young people to meet with other young black disabled people, but lacked information about support groups and where they might find them. In the second study the researchers were able to examine how the support groups operated and the benefits they provided. Suggests ways in which local agencies might help young people meet their social and emotional needs. Highlights the benefits peer support groups.

Book

Family support for parents and families with additional needs: black and minority ethnic families policy forum; discussion paper 7

Authors:
BIGNALL Tracey, BOX Leandra, OTOO Sharon
Publisher:
Race Equality Unit
Publication year:
2001
Place of publication:
London

This discussion paper from the Race Equality Unit, black and minority ethnic families policy forum, explores family support for parents and families with additional needs. Topics include: families affected by mental illness, disability, HIV Aids; alcohol and drugs; how are families being supported; the impact of government initiatives.

Book

Something to do: the development of peer support groups for young black disabled people

Authors:
BIGNALL Tracey, PAGARANI Deepa, BUTT Jabeer
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
24p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

For young disabled people who are of Asian, Caribbean and African origin, peer support groups provide a forum for emotional and practical support, enabling them to discuss issues around race, ethnicity and religion and to share experiences with others from the same background. Using young people's own words this report explores the development of these informal support groups. Topics include: the purpose of peer support groups; how the groups have formed; what works within the groups and why; what affects the growth and maintenance of such groups; examples of processes such as decision making and planning.

Book

Between ambition and achievement: young black disabled people's views and experiences of independence and independent living

Authors:
BIGNALL Tracey, BUTT Jabeer
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
61p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Studies how young people of Asian, African and Caribbean origin, with a range of disabilities, manage the transition to adulthood with its gradual change from dependence on others to independence and self-reliance. Outlines the views of 44 such young people on the different issues that influenced their understanding and experiences of independence and independent living, including how race, culture and religion affect the understanding of disability and independence, how experiences of education and work influence independence, their interactions with social care agencies, and their ambitions and expectations for the future.

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