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Going it alone

Authors:
WIGGIN Christa, CARPENTER Glyn
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.9.94, 1994, p.21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

When the Wiltshire Independent Living Fund was launched in May a key issue was the question of user control over resources. Explains how the issue was dealt with.

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It's fantastic!

Author:
LEDWIDGE Jim
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.02.06, 2006, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

This article describes an innovative large supported housing scheme in Bradford which demonstrates that the extra care housing is not just for older people. It can work well for severely disabled adults under pension age and can be a genuine alternative to residential care. The author illustrates how the right environment and support reduces levels of dependency and reduces the need for intensive packages of care.

Book

Home bound: growing up with a disability in America

Author:
IRWIN Cass
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
223p.
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, PA

The author tells of the journey that transformed her from a young girl too timid to ask for help to a community activist and writer who speaks forcefully about the needs of people with disabilities. As a young girl she was taken to Warm Springs, Georgia, where she learned about living as a disabled person and found a hero in Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the famously if silently disabled president. In time, her keen sense of injustice gave her the courage to fight for a college education. That personal victory emboldened her to find the means to live independently, but it also persuaded her that political work is the key to enabling all people with disabilities to live fulfilling lives.

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Independence fighter

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 21.04.05, 2005, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Talks to Nick Danagher, the new head of the National Council for Independent Living, and finds out his hopes for the future.

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Paws for thought

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.4.02, 2002, p.36.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at growing role of using dogs to help deaf and disabled people with physical chores and also as companions.

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How does the fund work

Author:
GLASBY Jon
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 29.3.01, 2001, p.28.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The Independent Living Fund was intended to help disabled people live at home and has been so popular it has been extended. Explains exactly how it operates.

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Penalised for having a job

Author:
UNITY Anabel
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 29.3.01, 2001, p.12.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Many disabled people want to earn a living and be as independent as possible. Asks why the government changed the criteria for Independent Living Fund grants and marked paid work less attractive.

Journal article

Councils criticised for disappointing progress on direct payments

Author:
FRUIN David
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 7(2), December 2000, pp.34-38.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

Summarises the findings of the recent report, ' New Directions for Independent Living' , by the Social Services Inspectorate.

Book

Directing support: report from a workshop on direct payments and black and minority ethnic disabled people

Editors:
BUTT Jabeer, BIGNALL Tracey, STONE Emma
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
54p.,list of orgs.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
York

Report exploring some of the issues that the implementation of The Direct Payments Act 1996 raises for black and minority ethnic disabled people. Based on a consultation seminar attended by black and minority ethnic disabled people and representatives from black voluntary groups. Issues discussed include: defining direct payments; what barriers exist in accessing direct payments; how black and minority ethnic disabled people want to be supported; and examples of good practice. Also includes an agenda for action.

Journal article

States of independence

Author:
EATON Lynn
Journal article citation:
Search, 33, Spring 2000, pp.18-21.
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Like many young people, young disabled people want to have more control over their daily lives as they get older. But this doesn't necessarily mean they want to set up home on their own. This article looks at two studies investigating young disabled people's experiences as they move into adulthood.

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