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Leisure

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

Leisure time offers a break from the more mundane activities of everyday life for those with  physical disabilities. Leisure opportunities are many and varied. Who would have thought half a century ago that ‘retail therapy’ or shopping for pleasure would become a major leisure activity?

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Your finances

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

Money is an essential part of daily living. Having an impairment can impose extra costs and burdens. Practical advice is given.

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Health and fitness

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
5p.
Place of publication:
London

Disabled people are often excluded from health promotion and education programmes. Yet disabled people have similar health problems to the rest of the population and people with some conditions experience poorer health than the population in general. This booklet advises people on looking after themselves both physically and mentally as the key to enjoying life; diet and exercise helping to keep the body healthy.

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Personal safety

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
5p.
Place of publication:
London

Personal safety for physically disabled people is about recognising possible dangers and knowing what steps can  be taken to stay safe.

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Do you know your rights?

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

People with physical disabilities have equal rights. It is important to know what they are and what be can done if people with physical disabilities rights are often not respected. A disabled person may face additional difficulties exercising  rights and it is crucial to know what to do when this happens.

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Relationships

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
London

Explains the kind of relationships which are fundamental to the quality of life of people with physical disabilities

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Complementary therapies

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

Advises users to always use a qualified therapist and remember to tell them how impairment specifically affects them and about any special needs they may have. Costs will vary according to the length of treatment and  local area. The first appointment will be more expensive and will last longer as the therapist will need to take details of  medical history. Many doctors will prescribe alternative therapies on the NHS; it is always advisable to ask them before beginning treatment.

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Choosing where you live

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
London

Getting one's own home can be a long and complicated process for disabled people, but there are staff and organisations that will give them support, help and advice.

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Celebrating diversity: Scope annual review 2002/03

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
13p.
Place of publication:
London

Annual report. Scope’s membership, consisting of disabled people, their families, carers and representatives of over 250 affiliated groups, elect members of Executive Council, which also has co-opted trustees.The Council is supported by 13 Partnership Committees around England and Wales, the majority of which are chaired by local disabled people. The Committees, supported by Community Teams, contribute to the outcomes of the organisation's national work and also establish their own plans to support over 1,000 groups and organisations that address needs identified by disabled people locally. Scope's schools and college are supported by seven governing bodies, made up of parents, community representatives and staff. At least 3.4% of Scope staff state they are disabled.

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The direct approach: disabled people's experience of direct payments; summary of key findings and key recommendations

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
London

Instead of receiving support services directly from their local authority, disabled people can opt to receive the equivalent amount in cash. With cash in lieu of services, disabled people can buy in and tailor their own support package to suit their needs. Local authorities have been able to offer direct payments to people aged between 18 and 65 since 1997. In 2000 the Carers’ and Disabled Children’s Act made direct payments available to 16 and 17 year olds, carers and people with parental responsibility for disabled children. And finally, in April 2003 it was made compulsory for local authorities to offer direct payments to all individuals who are entitled to social services and meet the eligibility criteria for direct payments. Research since the inception of the Act has highlighted the huge difference direct payments have made in enhancing independent living in terms of giving choice and control to disabled people and facilitating social inclusion. Yet disabled people also express concerns that some local policies and practices remain as barriers to the opportunities offered by direct payments.

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