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Time to read the rights act

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 23.1.03, 2003, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the uptake of the Human Rights Act, and asks why there has been few human rights claims from disadvantaged people.

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Paws for thought

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.4.02, 2002, p.36.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at growing role of using dogs to help deaf and disabled people with physical chores and also as companions.

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The business of helping clients gain work

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 18.1.01, 2001, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Ealing Council is offering disabled adults valuable experience of the workplace through four social firms, which give clients training in a range of skills form video production to office management. The council is something of a pioneer of the social firm movement in this country.

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Wanted caring employees

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 1.6.00, 2000, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Disabled people can exercise more control over their care by using direct payments. The author talks to users about the difference that direct payments have made in their lives.

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Desire denied

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 20.9.01, 2001, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Disabled people's sexual wants and needs are often overlooked. Reports on the obstacles they still face in this important area of their lives and the support that is available.

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Salve of support

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.9.99, 1999, p.9.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Supported employment schemes have long been welcomed by disabled people's group. However, reports on how government proposals to establish quotas for those who move into mainstream jobs have met with scepticism.

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Promising the world

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 17.02.05, 2005, pp.28-30.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The document 'Improving the life chances of disabled people' sets out the governments vision disabled people to improve quality of life and ensure disabled people are respected and included as equal members of society. The long term strategy is outlined under four main headings: independent living; support for families of young disabled children; transition into adulthood; support and incentives for getting and staying in employment. Discusses whether the plan can deliver.

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It's in the definition

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 27.3.03, 2003, pp.32-34.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

In 1999, an Appeal Court case ruling in the Coughlan suggested that continuing care for older and disabled people should in many cases, be paid for by the NHS. Looks at how, four years later, the confusion continues.

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Equipment failure

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 1.8.02, 2002, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at a recent report by the Audit Commission, 'Fully Equipped 2002', which found that service users face long delays for equipment of often poor quality, while many are excluded due to stringent eligibility criteria.

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Easing the pain of transition

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.9.00, 2000, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Your disabled child has grown up and is about to leave school. His or her world of support is about to end and another start. This article looks at one Southampton parent's stressful experience when responsibility changed from children's to adult services.

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