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Housing: choice is the key

Author:
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Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, 51, Autumn 2005, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

This article explores ways to achieve long-term inclusive solutions for housing of disabled parents. The article draws on evidence from several housing studies which indicate that disabled people wont to choose whether or not to move home, and if they do wish to move they want choice.

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Disabled Parents Network information briefings: no. 8 making a complaint

Author:
DISABLED PARENTS NETWORK
Publisher:
Disabled Parents Network
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
London

Health and social services are both required to have complaints procedures by law. Other service providers do not have procedures laid down by law in the same way, but government guidance and the Local Government Ombudsman say that they should have a clear process for dealing with complaints.

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Disabled Parents Network information briefings: no. 9 advocacy, advice and legal help

Author:
DISABLED PARENTS NETWORK
Publisher:
Disabled Parents Network
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
London

Being an advocate is a role that may be paid or voluntary. Advocacy is sometimes a free service or it may have to be paid for. Social services may meet the cost or users may pay an advocate or personal supporter from your own money or using direct payments.

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Disabled Parents Network information briefings: no. 10 contacts and publications

Author:
DISABLED PARENTS NETWORK
Publisher:
Disabled Parents Network
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
51p.
Place of publication:
London

Information about  organisations, publications and other resources that are highlighted for parentswith disabilities.

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Disabled Parents Network information briefings: no. 7 maternity services and support for new parents

Author:
DISABLED PARENTS NETWORK
Publisher:
Disabled Parents Network
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
23p.
Place of publication:
London

The National Service Framework (NSF) for children, young people and maternity services published by the Department of Health in autumn 2004 says that it should be a priority to reduce inequalities in the health of different groups and to promote choice amongst all users of child, family and maternity support services. The section of the NSF concerned with maternity services (Standard 11), spells out in several places what this should mean in terms of providing maternity services to parents in disadvantaged communities or needing specific extra help. Primary Care Trusts are encouraged to take a careful look at the reasons why people from these groups find it difficult to access and maintain contact with maternity services and to ‘take active steps to design services that overcome these barriers to care’.

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Flexible housing solutions needed

Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, Summer 2005, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

This article contains individual case examples which show how parents with disabilities have complex reasons for wanting to change housing. They highlight the importance of appropriate housing and the need for flexible solutions.

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Housing and disabled parents

Author:
WATES Michele
Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, Summer 2005, pp.8-11.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

Many disabled parents face daily difficulties in meeting their child's needs because they live in housing that is not suitable to their needs. This article briefly highlights recent research and also provides personal accounts by disabled parents which underline the problems they face. The article also includes a selection of relevant organisations and resources.

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Childcare products for all?

Author:
ETCHELL Lindsey
Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, 49, Spring 2005, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

The author describes some of the findings of Ricabilitiy's three-year project to assess a range of mainstream childcare products for ease of use by disabled parents.

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Get the most from the Internet

Authors:
O'TOOLE Corbett, LUCAS Carrie
Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, 48, Winter 2004, pp.6-9.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

Looks at the Internet from the perspective of disabled parents and its role in providing information, resources, support and services. Discusses why it is useful, what it can offer - information, planning family activities, support, and breaking through physical and emotional isolation. Describes online shopping and different ways to communicate.

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Equal opportunity and inclusion

Author:
SMITH Maria
Journal article citation:
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International, 47, Summer 2004, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
National Centre for Disabled Parents

Describes the development of a self-assessment toolkit by the Cheshire Parents Advisory Group, which was set up in March 2003 and identified the need for a project to develop good practice on the theme of fair access to services. Five disabled parents joined the project which had the starting points equal opportunity and inclusion.

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