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Disabled and dispersed

Author:
ROBERTS Keri
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 12.9.02, 2002, pp.38-39.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on recent research examining the problems facing refugees and asylum seekers who are disabled.

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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.

Journal article

Lost in the system? Disabled refugees and asylum seekers in Britain

Author:
ROBERTS Keri
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 15(6), October 2000, pp.943-948.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This paper calls for greater awareness of disabled refugees and asylum seekers living in Britain. Focussing on the particular combination of circumstances affecting disabled refugees and asylum seekers, this paper presents recent changes in support arrangements for refugees and asylum seekers. The paper also calls for greater involvement in refugee issues by the disability movement.

Book

Disabled people in refugee and asylum-seeking communities

Authors:
ROBERTS Keri, HARRIS Jennifer
Publisher:
Policy Press/Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
32p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

The presence of disabled people in refugee and asylum-seeking communities in Britain is frequently overlooked, and information about their particular experiences is rarely available. This report presents information that will help those involved in providing services to refugees and asylum-seeks better understand the needs of disabled people within these groups.

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.

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