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Journal article

Personal services

Authors:
OLIVER Mike, ZARB Gerry
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 4.3.93, 1993, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The aim of personal assistance schemes is to enable more disabled people to live independently in the community, through the employment of support workers. The authors' research show that not only are service users given freedom and power through these schemes but, as demonstrated by the examples from Greenwich personal assistance costs less than existing services.

Book

Equal rights for disabled people: the case for a new law

Authors:
BYNOE Ian, OLIVER Mike, BARNES Colin
Publisher:
Institute for Public Policy Research
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
82p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Argues that disabled people face unfair discrimination in all areas of life, that compound their disabilities. Suggests that a new law is needed against such discrimination. Shows how current UK law condones discrimination against disabled people. Reviews current law in North America, Australia and Europe, and sets out detailed proposals for the new UK law.

Book

The politics of disablement

Author:
OLIVER Mike
Publisher:
Macmillan
Publication year:
1990
Pagination:
166p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Basingstoke

Looks at individual and medical views of disability and describes the way they have been produced in a capitalist society. Analyses the possibilities for achieving political change and the significance of the emergent disability movement as part of this process of change.

Book

Disability politics: understanding our past, changing our future

Authors:
CAMPBELL Jane, OLIVER Mike
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
238p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Written by disabled people with the aim of enabling other people with disabilities to understand their past and change their future. Examines the changes in the profile of disabled people throughout Britain over the last 15 years, including the emergence of the disability movement. Concludes by considering possible future directions for disabled people in 21st Century Britain.

Journal article

Disability rights: rhetoric and reality in the UK

Authors:
BARNES Colin, OLIVER Mike
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 10(1), 1995, pp.111-116.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

After numerous attempts to get an anti-discrimination bill through Parliament the British Government have finally acknowledged that discrimination against this increasingly large and influential section of the community is a problem which can only be dealt with through legislative means. Presents a brief overview of these developments.

Journal article

Now you're talking

Authors:
OLIVER Mike, ZARB Gerry
Journal article citation:
Health Service Journal, 8.7.93, 1993, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Emap Healthcare

Reports on the establishment and evaluation of a counselling service for disabled people - including Bangladeshi people - in Tower Hamlets. Elements of the evaluation examined include outcomes from counselling, the cost effectiveness of the counselling service.

Book

Greenwich personal assistance scheme: an evaluation

Authors:
OLIVER Mike, ZARB Gerry
Publisher:
Greenwich Association of Disabled people
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
23p.
Place of publication:
London

An independent evaluation of a project for disabled people. Looks at the viability of personal assistance schemes, their cost effectiveness and the role of the personal assistance advisor. Takes into account user views and policy implications.

Journal article

The disability movement is a new social movement

Author:
OLIVER Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Development Journal, 32(3), July 1997, pp.244-251.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

In this article the author suggests that the recent emergence of significant numbers of organisations controlled and run by disabled people constitutes nothing less than the rise and coming of age of a new social movement. Traces its roots, provides a commentary on contemporary developments and evaluates its impact. Also discusses the role of local organisations which have played on significant part in the development of the movement.

Book

Ageing with a disability: what do they expect after all these years

Authors:
ZARB Gerry, OLIVER Mike
Publisher:
University of Greenwich
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
144p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Findings from a study of people with a disability who are growing older in the United Kingdom. Examines people's personal experiences of ageing and the impact this has on their lives and focuses on the practical implications of ageing with a disability. Outlines a model for creating a supportive environment.

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