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The employment of disabled people in the public sector: a review of data and literature

Authors:
HIRST Michael, et al
Publisher:
University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
169p.
Place of publication:
York

The proposed duty on the public sector to promote disability equality will require employers to take action in areas which are currently under-developed such as: involving disabled staff; training and awareness raising; monitoring disability within the workforce and among job applicants; and taking an organisation-wide strategic approach. Guidance needs to convince employers of the value to them of taking action, involving a prior understanding of what motivates them to change.

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Under occupied

Authors:
HIRST Michael, THORNTON Patricia
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.06.05, 2005, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Under a duty to promote equality of opportunity in the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, public authorities will have to act against systematic discrimination in employment of disabled people. Draws on the results of surveys which show that despite a rise in disabled employees in the public sector, there has been no change in the proportions of the disabled and non-disabled populations employed.

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Unequal opportunities: growing up disabled

Authors:
HIRST Michael, BALDWIN Sally
Publisher:
HMSO/University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
148p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Research report drawing on a nationally representative survey to compare disabled young people's circumstances, life-styles and aspirations with those of non-disabled young people. Reports on the views of the young people surveyed, assesses their social integration, personal autonomy and self-esteem, and looks at the continuity of provision for their health and social care needs.

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Packages of need: a typology of dependency

Authors:
THOMPSON Catherine, HIRST Michael
Journal article citation:
Research Policy and Planning, 12(3), 1994, pp.11-17.
Publisher:
Social Services Research Group

The term 'package of care' implies multiple needs. In this paper he authors aim to define these 'packages of need' by describing and interpreting patterns dependency in self-care and household activities. It is based on secondary analysis of a national survey of disabled adults in private households. A typology of dependency is developed to examine the extent of informal and service help received by people with diverse needs for help with everyday activities, and to provide population estimates. The vast majority of the most heavily dependent people relied solely on informal care and, arguably, would benefit from a community care assessment.

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Evaluation of disability living allowance and attendance allowance: a survey carried out on behalf of the Department of Social Security by the Social Policy Research Unit

Authors:
SAINSBURY Roy, HIRST Michael, LAWTON Dot
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
274p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Research report presenting findings of a project evaluating the changes in benefits for disabled people, splitting benefits available into Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance. Asks whether the lower rate Disability Living Allowance, aimed at people with less severe care and mobility needs, is adequate to help people. Evaluates the quality of service provided to people who claim the benefits, ask for a review of their claim, or appeal against the decision.

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After 16 what next?: services and benefits for young disabled people

Author:
HIRST Michael
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
73p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
York

Practical text designed to provide information for young people with disabilities and their parents and carers. Gives general information on opportunities available once the age of 16 is reached, as well as information on benefits, allowances, grants, and sources of advice, practical help and mobility. Includes a section on holidays and respite care.

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