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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

Helping disabled workers: disability working allowance and supported employment; a report of research carried out by the Policy Studies Institute on behalf of the Department of Social Security

Authors:
ZARB Gerry, JACKSON Nigel, TAYLOR Phil
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
122p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Reports on the findings of a research study examining whether there are eligible non-recipients or potential recipients of the Disabilities Workers Allowance (DWA) in supported employment, and how these people can be encouraged to claim DWA.

Book

Cashing in on independence: comparing the costs and benefits of cash and services

Authors:
ZARB Gerry, NADASH Pamela
Publisher:
British Council of Organisations of Disabled People
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
215p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Belper

Report focusing on the costs and benefits of services controlled directly by disabled service users.

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.

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Direct payments and older people: the principles of independent living

Authors:
HASLER Frances, ZARB Gerry
Journal article citation:
Research Policy and Planning, 18(2), 2000, pp.7-12.
Publisher:
Social Services Research Group

The main part of the paper focuses on the extension of the Community Care (Direct Payments Act) to older people, drawing on research carried out by PSI and others, the recent practice guide on local authority implementation of direct payments produced by PSI and NCIL, as well as as NCIL's development work on IL and older people. It then considers the specific issues of : interpreting key direct payment criteria such as consent and 'willing and able'; models of assessment compatible with IL principles and putting in place appropriate forms of advice and support to enable older people to manage their own support arrangements.

Book

Removing disabling barriers

Editor:
ZARB Gerry
Publisher:
Policy Studies Institute
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
145p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Collects together papers presented at a conference held at PSI in September 1994. Aims to draw together the evidence on the extent and causes of discrimination and disadvantage faced by disabled people, and to examine the policy options for removing the barriers to disabled peoples' participation in social and economic life from a range of local, national and international perspectives. Examines the cause for comprehensive civil rights legislation along the lines of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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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