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Personal assistance for students with disabilities in HE: the experience of the University of London

Author:
PARKER Viv
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 14(4), July 1999, pp.483-504.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This article explores the experience of students using personal assistants from the University of East London. The issues explored were: funding; the employer-employee role and employment matters; power and authority relationships; personal, family and professional relationships with assistants, other students, tutors and staff, and access to non-academic activities and the management of assistants.

Journal article

Access all areas

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Guide, 9, December 2001, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Looks at the key legislative and policy changes for people with disabilities over the last few years.

Book

Partners in policymaking

Author:
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Publisher:
National Development Team
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
34p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

Partners in Policy Making is a leadership training programme for disabled adults and parents of disabled children up to school leaving age. Aims to invest in users of services who will have the competence and confidence to work with policy makers at national and local level. This booklet describes the course content, and how it was run with a group of people from the North West of England.

Book

Together we can plan my future: the needs of school leavers with a visual impairment and additional disabilities

Author:
SeeABILITY
Publisher:
SeeABILITY
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
79p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Leatherhead

Report focusing on the needs of young people with a visual impairment who also have additional disabilities and who are about to leave school in the West Country. Includes sections on: a profile of the West of England; the young people's disabilities; their future needs; the needs of parents; and summary of key findings.

Book

Disability and isolation: a joint SSI/Arthritis Care study of isolated people with arthritis

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health. Social Services Inspectorate, ARTHRITIS CARE
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
26p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

Report outlining the main concerns expressed by a sample of disabled people and their carers and identifying issues for service delivery, mainly in health and social services, but also for transport, education, housing and employment.

Book

If only I'd known that a year ago: a guide for newly disabled people, their families and friends

Author:
ROYAL ASSOCIATION FOR DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
13p.,lists of orgs.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Contains information sheets on: community care; housing; daily living; mobility; education; employment; community health services; support for carers; social security; personal relationships; and holidays, leisure and sports.

Journal article

Subversive political praxis: supporting choice, power and control for people with learning difficulties

Author:
THOMPSON S. A.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 18(6), October 2003, pp.719-736.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This paper is drawn from research conducted with gay and bisexual men with learning difficulties, a project that included participants' various struggles to self-identify within these alternative sexualities. Significant parts of this identity work were mitigated by participation in what is referred to here as 'politically radical support groups'. Three facilitators of these groups, professionals in the areas of sex education, were interviewed and a common itinerary was uncovered, namely a subversive and political praxis. At its heart, such praxis argues that educational endeavours for people with learning difficulties must not only account for disabling practices, but more importantly, maximally prioritise the mitigation of such prejudice within educational activities. Furthermore, it is argued that political praxis is not merely theoretical; six practical strategies are offered. In these ways, caregivers are offered concrete approaches to (genuinely) support the choice, power and control for people with learning difficulties.

Book

Caring for carers: identifying the needs of parent carers in North and West Wiltshire

Authors:
EVANS Simon, et al
Publisher:
Carers Support West Wiltshire
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
68p.,list of orgs.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bath

Report of a research project which aimed to identify gaps in service provision for parent carers in North and West Wiltshire. Begins with a literature review of existing research in this field. Describes the results of a survey of Wiltshire parent carers, their characteristics and their experiences of services such as special equipment, health services, financial support, special education, social services, respite care, leisure activities, employment and information. Draws conclusions on the access to services of carers and makes recommendations for future practice.

Book

On small shoulders: learning from the experiences of former carers

Authors:
FRANK Jenny, TATUM Chris, TUCKER Chris
Publisher:
Children's Society
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
39p.,diags.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Contains accounts by adults, who as children looked after sick or disabled relatives. Missed education, underdeveloped social skills, psychological and physical illness and restricted career opportunities were common experiences. Other issues were lack of support from agencies, and the frequent need of families to hide the true facts from public view. Concludes with recommendations on future policy and practice for service providers.

Journal article

Rewards for excellence

Author:
MAPP Sue
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 28.5.98, 1998, pp.20-22.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

As the countdown begins for the 1998 Community Care Awards, looks back at last year's winners and finds out what it will take for this year's entrants to win awards for their projects.

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