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Book

Advocacy: power to people with disabilities

Authors:
BRANDON David, BRANDON Althea, BRANDON Toby
Publisher:
Venture Press/British Association of Social Workers
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
140p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Birmingham

Contains chapters on: professional advocates; service professionals; advocacy by families; self advocacy; citizen advocacy; peer advocacy; and collective advocacy.

Journal article

Making choice a reality

Author:
BRANDON David
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.6.90, 1990, p.vi.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on CHOICE - a disabled person's organisation in North London which is effectively putting case management into practice.

Journal article

Against all odds

Author:
BRANDON David
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 24.11.94, 1994, p.12.

Contrasts large well established charities in the voluntary sector with smaller user-led campaigning organisations.

Journal article

Care plan seeks a place for Yvonne to 'boogy'

Authors:
ATHERTON Althea, BRANDON David
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 5(1), September 1998, pp.18-20.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

Describes the case of Yvonne whose husband, Paul, was killed in a car crash in which she was severely injured. Known as the 'miracle lady', because she survived the accident, she is now seeking to improve her life. The author describes Yvonne's difficulties, hopes and achievements and sets out recommendations on overcoming problems and enhancing her life.

Journal article

Peer advocacy

Author:
BRANDON David
Journal article citation:
Care in Place the International Journal of Networks and Community, 1(3), December 1994, pp.218-224.

People with disabilities are disempowered by changes in delivery of services in non-hospital settings. In Canada many developments have been achieved in advanced service delivery systems, beyond the limited designs elsewhere. None the less, these influences have reached services in the UK, where brokerage services have been established in some settings. Three clear stages have emerged in the analysis of successful advocacy systems: ad hoc pressure by individuals; demonstration pilot schemes; mainstream provision.

Journal article

Getting users' plans to take off

Authors:
BRANDON Althea, BRANDON David
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 14.10.93, 1993, pp.12-13.

Care planning is a vital issue in community care. Individual care plans will only work if care managers react in a flexible way to the needs of disabled people.

Journal article

Making direct payments a choice: a report on the research findings

Authors:
MAGLAJLIC Rea, BRANDON David, GIVEN David
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 15(1), January 2000, pp.99-113.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This article describes research done in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets under the supervision of the local Coalition of Disabled People. It involved three different client groups-people with learning difficulties, mental health service users and those with physical disabilities. The study focused on several issues: how to provide effective information; what sorts of support could direct payments purchase; how could it be accessed; how could users handle the money; how could it all be evaluated? Most carers, staff and users considered this radical idea favourably, but were suspicious of their own local authority and would want independent systems of supervision and monitoring, accountable to other users, rather than professionals.

Journal article

Will direct funding mean genuine empowerment - or a candyfloss charade?

Author:
BRANDON David
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 9(4), April 1996, p.17.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

The author warns that terms like direct funding and brokerage could be used to hide new forms of professional colonialism. Or the direct funding system could be a great success story leading to genuine and radical transfer of power. Asks which it is to be.

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Care planning: the 'magnets' that draw us together

Authors:
BRANDON Althea, BRANDON David
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 1(3), March 1995, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

Care planning should be a profound and genuine attempt to individualise services for people with disabilities. It should mean a transfer of power from professionals to services users. Describes what it should involve.

Journal article

Direct payments: the information deficit

Authors:
BRANDON David, MAGLAJLIC Rea
Journal article citation:
Working with Older People, 4(3), July 2000, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Emerald

Direct payments can now be made to older people. But a 12-month research project has revealed that service users, carers and junior staff still have little knowledge of them. The authors of the Shield research team, Anglia Polytechnic University, and Tower Hamlets Coalition of Disabled People explain that service users are cautiously optimistic about what direct payments offer them but are anxious about the practicalities.

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