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Journal article

Ready, willing and able to work

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.1.98, 1998, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on how disabled people want any review of their benefits to include the abolition of the 'all work test'.

Journal article

Look again

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.6.98, 1998, pp.18-19.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Discusses how a report from a leading charity revealed how society's attitudes to disabled people mean that they are excluded from experiences that non-disabled people take for granted.

Journal article

The body politic

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.11.00, 2000, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Scientific advances in genetics have outstripped society's ability to keep up with the ethical implications of the technology. As designer babies become a real possibility this report examines the debate from the point of view of disabled people.

Journal article

Voice of experience

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 27.7.00, 2000, p.16.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author talks to Francine Bates, Contact a Family's new chief executive, about why supporting families is vital.

Journal article

Gone with the wind

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 12.6.97, 1997, pp.18-19.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at how disabled service users are finding themselves sidelined by society, partly because of the bad press given to people dependent on benefits under the previous government. Investigates how they can also be marginalised by the services supposedly designed to help them.

Journal article

Permission to live...

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.7.95, 1995, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Rebecca Halliday, a severely deaf nursery nurse has won a court battle so that she is entitled to apply for a disability living allowance to enable her to enjoy a normal social life. Examines the ruling and its implications.

Journal article

Everyone's a winner

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 3.2.00, 2000, p.26.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on a project in Torbay, where people are visited in their own homes to ensure they claim benefits.

Journal article

The fight-for-rights

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 18.7.96, 1996, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author writes that disabled people, elderly people with learning difficulties are all speaking out loudly to be heard.

Journal article

Mystery callers

Author:
THOMPSON Audrey
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 6.7.00, 2000, p.22.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Lancashire social services have found a novel way of gauging users satisfaction. Reports on how disabled people are asked to go "undercover" to test how good their services really are.

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