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Personal assistance providers' mistreatment of disabled adults

Authors:
OKTAY Julianne S., TOMPKINS Catherine J.
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Work, 29(3), August 2004, pp.177-188.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Describes a survey of 84 disabled adults receiving personal assistance with daily living from family members, informal providers, or agency personnel. Results showed that 30% reported mistreatment from their primary provider and 61% reported mistreatment by other providers. Verbal and physical abuse and theft or extortion were the most common forms of mistreatment by primary providers. Adults with lower incomes were the most likely to experience mistreatment. Male providers were more likely to mistreat, as were providers who were inexperienced and who provided more than 50 hours of care per week.

Journal article

People into Employment: supporting people with disabilities and carers into work

Author:
ARKSEY Hilary
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Care in the Community, 11(3), May 2003, pp.283-292.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Carers and people with disabilities are disadvantaged groups at risk of social exclusion. Work is an important route to inclusion, but carers and people with disabilities are under-represented in the workforce. Reports key findings from a new study that evaluated People into Employment (PIE), a pilot employment project in north-east England designed to support people with disabilities, carers and former carers in gaining mainstream work, aiming to identify what clients, partner agencies and employers perceived to be PIE's most important services, its strengths and areas where there was scope for further development. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected at the mid-point and at the end of the project through 2 questionnaire surveys and interviews with clients, the project development officer, partner agencies and employers. Drawing on the 'pathway model', the findings show that PIE's interventions included mobilising, matching, mediating and supporting activities. Key ingredients of success include: tailor-made job-search activities and training; adjusting the pace at which people move towards sustained employment; recognising and responding to the differing needs of people with disabilities, carers and former carers; confidence boosting; accompanying clients to job interviews; good job matching; and ongoing practical and emotional support for both clients and employers. Rudimentary calculations suggest that the cost per job to the project is less than the cost per job for large national projects. Overall, these findings illustrate how access to employment via flexible job-search services geared up to the local labour market can successfully promote social inclusion for carers and people with disabilities.

Journal article

Carers

Author:
BECKER Saul
Journal article citation:
Research Matters, 2001, pp.28-33.
Publisher:
Community Care

A new initiative to support carers in the United States mirrors the national carers strategy in the UK. But there are important differences, such as the role of insurance in the provision of long term care. Looks at some recent research studies, in particular a study to understand how long-term care insurance for disabled older people can affect the lives of their working care givers.

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Making headway

Authors:
GEORGE Mike, NEEDHAM Carol
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 14.6.01, May 2001, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

There are few services provided for people with brain injuries with the result that too much pressure is placed on their carers. Talks to a social worker about the difficulties she had in obtaining support for her client and his carer.

Journal article

Carers' benefits

Author:
CULLEN Paddy
Journal article citation:
Benefits, 28, April 2000, pp.35-37.
Publisher:
Policy Press

Provides a basic guide to the benefits available to carers and how these relate to the benefits claimed by the disabled person.

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Exceptions to the rule

Author:
ELKINGTON Gail
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 2(4), June 1996, p.12.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

The author, Policy and Information Officer, at the Carers National Association, looks at the Community Care (Direct Payments) Bill.

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Community care for severely disabled people on low incomes

Author:
PHILLIPS V.L.
Journal article citation:
British Medical Journal, 28.10.95, 1995, pp.1121-1123.
Publisher:
British Medical Association

Reports on a study which examined the volume and distribution of formal and informal care received by severely disabled adults living at home in the community on low incomes.

Journal article

Wanted: information

Author:
HOULSTON Rosemary
Journal article citation:
Impact, 12, March 1995, p.10.

The Alliance of Disability Advice and Information Providers (ADAIP) has been launched to see that disabled people and carers receive information on services which give them real choice in community care. Explains how the Kent Information Federation ensures good practice locally.

Book

Disabled in Britain: counting on community care

Authors:
LAMB Brian, LAYZELL Sarah
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
53p.,diags.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Research study looking at whether or not the community care reforms have made a difference to the lives of disabled people. Describes user and carer views of the services they are receiving.

Book

Heard it through the grapevine: summary report of an information dissemination study across 28 sites in the Oxford region

Authors:
CLARKE Alison, LINSKY Kate
Publisher:
Oxford Regional Health Authority/Oxford Disability Information Project
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
Oxford

Summary of a project report. The study looked at the use of information displays sited in public places which contained information for disabled people and their carers.

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