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Extension of DDA Part 3 to transport services

Authors:
WILLIAMS Peter J.G., WAUGH Richard
Journal article citation:
Access by Design, 104, 2005, pp.6-8.
Publisher:
Centre for Accessible Environments

The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 makes provision for the duties in Part 3 of the DDA to be extended to transport services. This article comments on the draft code of practice recently issued for consultation.

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Consultation on private fostering: proposed new regulations, national minimum standards and guidance

Author:
WALES. Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Assembly Government
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
104p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

A privately fostered child is one who is under the age of 16 (under 18 if (s)he is disabled) and who is cared for and accommodated by someone other than a parent, other person with parental responsibility or close relative. A child is not privately fostered if the person caring for him/her has done so for fewer than 28 days and does not intend to do so for longer than that. Carers and parents are required to notify the local social services authority in the area where the private fostering placement is made. The authority has the duty to satisfy itself that the welfare of the child concerned is safeguarded and promoted and may impose conditions on, or prohibit, the private fostering arrangement. The extended duties to be placed on local social services authorities are: to be satisfied as to the welfare of children who are proposed to be, or are being, privately fostered; and · to monitor the way they discharge those duties.

Journal article

Enabling rights

Author:
SIMS Jean
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 1.6.04, 2004, pp.21-23.
Publisher:
Care and Health

With a new draft Disability Discrimination Bill published last December and on its way to parliament, examines the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Book

Inspection of services for people with a physical or sensory impairment in the Vale of Glamorgan Council: summary and recommendations

Author:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publisher:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
9p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff
Book

Inspection of services for people with a physical or sensory impairment in the Vale of Glamorgan Council

Author:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publisher:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
108p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff
Book

Inspection of services for people with a physical or sensory impairment in Wrexham County Borough Council:July 2001

Author:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publisher:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
83p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff
Book

Inspection of services for people with physical impairment in Carmarthenshire County Council

Author:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publisher:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
97p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff
Book

Inspection of services for people with physical impairment in Carmarthenshire County Council: summary and recommendations

Author:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publisher:
WALES. Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff
Journal article

The world in Wales

Author:
COHEN Phil
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 9.2.95, 1995, p.10.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Children with disabilities from black and minority ethnic groups often face obstacles when attempting to access services. Reports on an innovative scheme in Wales which has taken on the challenge successfully.

Journal article

Independence pays: a cost and resource analysis of direct payments in two local authorities

Authors:
STAINTON Tim, BOYCE Steve, PHILLIPS Ceri J.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 24(2), March 2009, pp.161-172.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Although there is an increasing amount of literature on direct payments (DP), to date there have been few studies which have examined in any detail the costs and resources associated with them. This paper presents findings from a two year study conducted in two Welsh local authorities that jointly fund an Independent Living Support (ILS) scheme. The main study was not designed to provide definitive cost comparisons with conventional services, however, cost and resource implications of DP were considered and an analysis to determine comparative costs between DP and traditional services was undertaken. The study notes the difficulty in identifying the true cost of DP and reasonable comparators with traditional services. A set of four case studies are presented comparing actual costs of DP and in-house and independent sector services in the two local authorities studied. The comparison of costs and resources, which did not include significant costs for traditional local authority services but included the cost of the DP support scheme, found that DP was cheaper than traditional in-house service provision and relatively cost neutral when compared with independent sector provision. User satisfaction, however, was significantly greater with DP than traditional service delivery methods. The paper also examines factors which can potentially influence the cost of DP. The study suggests that DP represent a substantial improvement over traditional arrangements from a cost-benefit perspective. There is strong evidence to suggest that greater 'opportunity cost' savings can be anticipated when DP schemes become more fully integrated into policy, practice and procedures.

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