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Book

What now: information on services for disabled people

Author:
ROYAL ASSOCIATION FOR DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
16p.
Place of publication:
London

Brief question and answer guide to services for disabled people. Includes sections on: aids and equipment; education; employment; health service provision; housing; leisure; mobility; social security; and social services.

Book

After 16: what's new; choices and challenges for young disabled people

Author:
FULFORD-BROWN David
Publisher:
Family Fund Trust
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
157p.,illlus.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
York

Practical text, aimed at young disabled people and their parents and carers. Details what opportunities and services are available for users once they leave school. Contains sections on: looking to the future; getting your views across; money matters; learning choices; daytime activities and work; housing; getting around; health; leisure and holidays; friendship; and the law. Also includes an information directory.

Book

A practical guide for disabled people: where to find information, services and equipment

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
185p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

Guide giving information about services for disabled people available from government departments and agencies, the NHS, local government, and voluntary organisations. Covers every need, including housing, money, opportunities for holidays and leisure, and many more. Includes phone numbers, publications and a list of organisations.

Book

Growing up with disability

Editors:
ROBINSON Carol, STALKER Kirsten
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
215p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Adopts a child centred approach to growing up with a disability. Contains papers on: theoretical perspectives on research with disabled children; an historical perspective; early intervention; the pre-school years; children's experiences of school; parents and family; leisure and friendship; quality of life of children and young people with serious medical conditions; disabled children and child protection; group advocacy in a residential setting; disabled children in permanent substitute families; young people's aspirations; and the dynamic of transition to adulthood.

Book

Disabled people in Britain and discrimination: a case for anti-discrimination legislation

Author:
BARNES Colin
Publisher:
British Council of Organisations of Disabled People/Hurst & Co
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
282p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Clay Cross

Challenges the perception that disabled people are clients of social services. Outlines legislative action taken in other countries to ensure that disabled people have the same rights as others. Argues that in Britain we have failed to attack discriminatory practices because of the entrenched charity model of services. Includes chapters on: education; employment; social security; housing and transport; leisure and the influence of the media; and political life.

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