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Victory over the doctors

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 3.5.07, 2007, pp.38-39.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author looks at the case of a double amputee. Medics were convinced that residential care was the only option, but a hospital social worker was able to convince them that sheltered housing was a better option.

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Consumers' views

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 30.1.03, 2003, p.42.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at a groundbreaking scheme in Staffordshire which sees disabled people influencing consultation and users involvement through organising and presenting research on their needs. The disabled students controlled the research process, decided research priorities and methods, and compiled and presented the results.

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This sporting life

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 24.01.02, 2002, pp.28-30.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the importance of sport as a way of educating young people and improving the quality of life of disabled people.

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Research into practice

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.12.01, 2001, p.45.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at new research commissioned by the Spelthorne Forum for Children with Disabilities, which offers pointers as to how respite care for disabled children might be better provided in future.

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Good company

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 01.12.05, 2005, pp.38-39.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

When a council-run employment service for socially excluded people hit a funding crisis the solution was to turn it into a charitable company. The chief executive of Pure Innovations explains to the author how he went about it and the services they provide.

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Key link in places

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.4.04, 2004, p.44.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on the appointment of a worker specifically to co-ordinate the register of disabled children and young people in County Durham. The Children's Network scheme has resulted in improved management of information and service planning. The Network also produces a magazine to inform children and families and runs quarterly forum meetings.

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Turkish delight

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 29.1.04, 2004, p.42.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on the Turkish Access Scheme, operating in Waltham Forest north east London, which enables Turkish parents of disabled children to receive the services they are entitled to. The project used a Turkish-speaking person who could offer a wider contact base than that of an interpreter, and was able to build a relationship of the family.

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Policies at odds

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 21.3.02, 2002, p.44.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports how a complaint about a refusal to re-house a carer nearer her mother uncovered a conflict between a council's policies on social services and housing.

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Once and for all

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 21.2.02, 2002, p.40.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on a pilot project based in Leicester on service co-ordination for children with complex needs.

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Health blossoms in the garden

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 24.07.03, 2003, pp.42-43.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Gardening and horticulture can enable people to increase their self-esteem and confidence, learn or relearn skills, and keep or improve their quality of life. Working gardens, such as the ones run by the horticultural therapy charity Thrive, provide a sensory environment in which it is not only plants that grow but service users, too. This article describes the activities of one participant who has HIV and a physical disability.

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