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The disability equality duty disabled people's toolkit: for disabled people enquiring about how a public authority has met its duty to promote disability equality

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
17p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

This toolkit is for disabled people: As a disabled person you might find that a public authority you have contact with does not have a DES in place, or if it does it may not be meeting its other specific duties under the legislation, or it just isn’t meeting one or more elements of the general duty to promote disability equality. If you think that a public authority is not meeting its duties and you want to find out more information from them this toolkit can help. The toolkit is a series of standard letters which disabled people can use to ask further questions of public authorities they have an interest in. Copies should be kept of all correspondence.

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CSP guidance: supporting disabled physiotherapy students on clinical placement

Author:
CHARTERED SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
Publisher:
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
81p.
Place of publication:
London

This guidance has been produced by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in response to Part 4 of the Disability Discrimination Act(DDA) which refers specifically to special educational needs and disability. The DDA was extended to education from September 2002 and has implications for providers of all qualifying physiotherapy programmes, postgraduate programmes and CPD courses. It aims to ensure that people with disabilities have equality of opportunity to benefit from, and contribute to, the learning and services available in Higher Education Institutions.

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Best practice guide: disabled social work students and placements

Authors:
WRAY Jane, et al
Publisher:
University of Hull
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
64p.,ill.
Place of publication:
Hull

This guide was developed as part of the PEdDS [Professional Education and Disability Support] Project, undertaken by the Faculty of Health and Social Care and Disability Services at the University of Hull. The project aimed to explore, assess and deliver learning support to disabled social work students undertaking professional education in the practice placement environment. The evidence in this guide is based upon a series of interviews with disabled social work students, academic staff [including placement co-ordinators from social work programmes], practice assessors/teachers and university disability support staff. The research focused on the needs of, and responses to, students with unseen disabilities and therefore addressed questions of disclosure and confidentiality as well as identifying what made for positive placement experiences.

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Employment and the disability equality duty: the disability equality duty and employment: a straightforward guide

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
35p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

The Disability Equality Duty is a new way to help do this. This is a new approach for public authorities to make them tackle disability discrimination in a proactive and practical way. This guidance is aimed at disabled people and their local disability organisations to help them gear up for this new duty and to communicate the vital role which they have to play in utilising the effectiveness of this duty to achieve better disability equality outcomes from public services.

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Making the duty work: a guide to the disability equality duty for disabled people and their organisations

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
42p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

How often have you felt frustrated when your local council, local hospital, local school or government department just doesn't take disability equality seriously and discriminates without even thinking? Now is the chance to help them to sort it out. The Disability Equality Duty is a new way to help do this. This is a new approach for public authorities to make them tackle disability discrimination in a proactive and practical way. This guidance is aimed at disabled people and their local disability organisations to help them gear up for this new duty and to communicate the vital role which they have to play in utilising the effectiveness of this duty to achieve better disability equality outcomes from public services.

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Pathways to success: good practice guide for children's services in the development of services for disabled children: evidence from the pathfinder children's trusts

Author:
WHEATLEY Helen
Publisher:
Council for Disabled Children
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
64p.
Place of publication:
London

The development of the children’s trust model for delivery of local services is at the heart of legislation and policy regarding all children and young people.  The development of the pathfinder children’s trust’s work has been at the forefront in taking forward the duties set out in the Children Act 2004. Thirty five pathfinder children’s trusts were announced in 2003. Their brief was to improve partnership working and try out ways of doing this which suited local needs. Each children’s trust had a specific area which they identified as a focus for the development of an effective model. A third of the children’s trusts had identified disabled children’s services as their priority areas of work.

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The disability equality duty: guidance on gathering and analysing evidence to inform action

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
62p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

This guidance considers the practical issues involved in gathering and analysing evidence about disabled people as part of the public sector Disability Equality Duty. Along with a range of further Guidance documents this guidance will be of support for disabled people in the effective implementation of the duty and help  meet organisations' overall strategic objectives. The Evidence Gathering Guidance includes a suggested standardised monitoring form.

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Improving support for black disabled people: lessons from community organisations on making change happen

Author:
SINGH Becca
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
70p.
Place of publication:
York

This study reviews the JRF's Making Change Happen programme, which provided a year’s funding to four grassroots development organisations with a track record in providing support to black disabled people. The report sets out the lessons that emerged from the four development projects. It includes: overviews of the four development projects; lessons and common themes, with boxed illustrations from the projects; detailed case studies from two of the projects; practical pointers and suggestions for voluntary and community organisations wishing to improve support to black and minority ethnic disabled people; and some questions for funders and service providers to consider.

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Access audit handbook

Author:
GRANT Alison
Publisher:
Centre for Accessible Environments; RIBA Publishing
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
130p., DVD
Place of publication:
London

This is a multimedia planning tool for auditing the accessibility of buildings and services, and writing reports in appropriate formats in the context of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, funding requirements and best practice in building management. The handbook offers straightforward guidance about undertaking access audits and the various report formats to best communicate recommendations. Practical advice is supported by a range of case studies and an authoritative worked example of a successful report based on a real-life access audit. This is supplemented by a series of up-to-date auditing checklists and a DVD that includes both editable, electronic versions of the checklists and an award-winning film, Access Audits: a planning tool for businesses, which will provide a good understanding of what access audits are, their purpose and how to carry one out.

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Developing Connexions: young people with disabilities, mental health needs or autistic spectrum disorders

Authors:
ROWLAND-CROSBY Nic, GIRAUD-SAUNDERS Alison, SWIFT Paul
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
141p.
Place of publication:
London

This report outlines a two and half year project evaluating the support offered by the new Connexions Service to young people with learning difficulties, physical impairments, to young deaf people, those with visual impairments, young people experiencing mental health problems or those with autistic spectrum disorders. The project covered five Connexions Services across the country.  Lessons for good practice are outlined and recommendations for future service improvements made.

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