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Book

Complex numbers: families with more than one disabled child

Author:
LAWTON Dot
Publisher:
University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
49p.,diags.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
York

Research study looking at families with more than one disabled child. Focuses on: epidemiology; the characteristics of families with more than one child; and support for families with more than one child.

Journal article

How research worked: the messages from the Family Fund Trust research project

Authors:
ROBERTS Keri, LAWTON Dot
Journal article citation:
Practice: Social Work in Action, 13(4), 2001, pp.61-69.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

The messages from the Family Fund Trust research project examined issues of key importance to families with a disabled child. Discusses the importance of involving service users in research and presents key findings and recommendations to arise from the project.

Book

Community equipment: use and needs of disabled children and their families

Authors:
BERESFORD Bryony, WILLIAMS Julie, LAWTON Dot
Publisher:
Social Policy Research Unit. University of York
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
109p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
York

This work sought to ascertain current levels of use of community equipment being used by disabled children and their families in England, and to identify levels of unmet need. A parental survey of nationally representative sample of over 5,000 forms the main data source for this project. In addition, key practitioners and relevant organisations were consulted about issues pertaining to Community Equipment Services, namely: perceived areas of unmet need, groups of disabled children neglected by Community Equipment Services, recycling of equipment, duplication of equipment in different setting and the relationship between housing adaptations and equipment provision.

Book

Young disabled people and sport

Authors:
FINCH Naomi, LAWTON Dot, WILLIAMS Julie, SLOPER Patricia
Publisher:
University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

This research commissioned by Sport England sets out to identify: current rates of sporting participation by young disabled people; what motivates young disabled people to undertake sport; barriers to their participation in sport; and to compare these results with findings from a 1999 survey of all young people.

Journal article

Financial assistance for families with severely disabled children and transport costs

Authors:
ROBERTS Keri, LAWTON Dot
Journal article citation:
Children and Society, 13(5), November 1999, pp.333-345.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Families with severely disabled children encounter many difficulties in getting out and about. The inadequacy of statutory financial assistance for transport related costs is confirmed by an analysis of families receiving grants from the Family Fund Trust. A third of the sample of families with a severely disabled child received grants for transport related costs. Concludes by making recommendations for improving current statutory support.

Book

Reaching it's target: Disability Living Allowance for children

Authors:
ROBERTS Keri, LAWTON Dot
Publisher:
University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
80p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
York

Research study looking at access to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) among families with severely disabled children. Examines applications for DLA and looks at whether applications are made on behalf of the children for whom the benefit is intended, whether outcomes are consistent with the eligibility criteria, and the influence of family characteristics on access to DLA.

Book

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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