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Decent Homes Standards and accessibility

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

The Decent Homes Standard sets government targets for social housing in England on a range of issues but does not specifically include any requirements about the accessibility of properties. This study considered the approach of six English housing associations with large refurbishment programmes following the transfer of previously council-owned stock. It looked at whether there had been a missed opportunity in terms of improving accessibility and whether there was any evidence that accessibility had actually been made worse by the works that had been carried out.

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Making change happen for black and minority ethnic disabled people

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Four grassroots development projects were supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to generate practical learning about how to make change happen for black and minority ethnic disabled people. EQUALITIES aimed to increase the local voice of black and minority ethnic disabled people and carers. International Somali Community Trust employed direct advocacy and set up a user forum for Somali-speaking disabled people. People in Action supported ROOOTS, six African Caribbean people with learning difficulties, to deliver training to local service providers. Tassibee trained Pakistani Muslim women with experience of mental health difficulties to run self-help groups.

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Young disabled people moving into adulthood in Scotland

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
York
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Users' views of community care for Asian disabled people

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

A study in the North of England collected the views of 28 Asian disabled people on what would make their lives better and on what would make community care services better.

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Implementing direct payments

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

The Community Care (Direct Payments) Act 1996 introduced direct payments, allowing some disabled people to purchase the provision of their own support. In 1997, a pilot project was established in Norfolk, to consider the implementation of direct payments in a largely rural county. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation supported the pilot scheme by funding a researcher to assist with an evaluation of the project.

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Disability benefits

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Disability benefits are one of the areas on which the Government is focusing its root and branch review of social security policy. Reviews research on the role of social security in the lives of disabled people.

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Intentional communities of attachment: summary

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

'Intentional communities of attachment' are communities where people with a disability and non-disabled people live together outside of professionalised care arrangements or family obligation. They can demonstrate a very different approach to meeting the needs and aspirations of disabled people. The experiences of such communities can provide important indications for the practice and development of community care generally, according to a study by the author.

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Housing needs of people with physical disability: findings

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

The Disabled Persons Accommodation Agency (DPAA) researched the mismatch between the housing aspirations of people with a physical disability and suitable available property across all forms of housing tenure in Kent. Having analysed the problems experienced by both housing providers and people with a physical disability who wanted more suitable accommodation, the DPPA has developed a database that matches people to property.

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Debt and disability: findings

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Disabled people with problem debts regard living with debt as the most significant aspect of their lives. Debt was usually the result of a combination of circumstances, often directly associated with disability but in the context of low income. The research, by Linda Grant for the Sheffield Citizens Advice Bureaux Debt Support Unit, involved detailed interviews with disabled people who were having debt problems.

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The education and employment of disabled young people

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Developing positive aspirations is a key factor in securing good educational and occupational outcomes, and an important component of autonomy. This study compared the aspirations of young disabled and non-disabled people, and examined the extent to which those aspirations were achieved.

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