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Looking forward: a foundation for planning services for people with physical disabilities; key messages from respondents

Authors:
WIGAN. Social Services Department, WIGAN AND BOLTON HEALTH AUTHORITY
Publisher:
Wigan. Social Services Department
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
Wigan

Brief report presenting information from a larger research study.

Book

Looking forward: a foundation for planning services for people with physical disabilities; a joint commissioned report on the prevalence and needs of adults with physical disabilities aged 18-64 in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan

Author:
HORROCKS Cynthia
Publisher:
Wigan. Social Services Department
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
201p.
Place of publication:
Wigan

Research report.

Book

Improving the life chances of disabled people: the first annual report of the Office for Disability Issues 2006

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Office for Disability Issues
Publisher:
Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
94p.
Place of publication:
London

The Government's Office for Disability Issues (ODI) has published its first Annual Report to the Prime Minister, detailing the progress that is being made towards realising the Government's ambitious vision for real equality for disabled people by 2025.

Book

Improving the life chances of disabled people: summary tables: the first annual report from the Office for Disability Issues 2006

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Office for Disability Issues
Publisher:
Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
London

The Government's Office for Disability Issues (ODI) has published its first Annual Report to the Prime Minister, detailing the progress that is being made towards realising the Government's ambitious vision for real equality for disabled people by 2025

Journal article

The empowerment of marginals: strategic paradoxes

Authors:
van HOUTEN Douwe, JACOBS Gaby
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 20(6), October 2005, pp.641-654.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This article is about the disability movement in the Netherlands and its strategies for empowerment of disabled people. Only since the end of 2003 has the Netherlands enjoyed antidiscrimination legislation for disabled people. But, how important actually is legislation for the empowerment of disabled people? To answer this question, the authors take a closer look at social movements and their involvement in empowerment and active citizenship. We criticise the disregard of differences and care in notions of active citizenship and propose instead the idea of a ‘varied society’ based on the notions of diverse and ‘careful citizenship’. One of the main arguments is that empowerment strategies necessary to create this kind of society are above all bottom-up strategies. However, the highly organised disability movement in the Netherlands is confronted with strategic paradoxes that have ‘depowering’ consequences. Based on these paradoxes, five recommendations for the disability movement in the Netherlands are presented.

Journal article

Developing a therapy-led community rehabilitation team

Author:
SHIELD Fiona
Journal article citation:
Managing Community Care, 6(4), August 1998, pp.160-168.
Publisher:
Pavilion

Closure of a hospital in an area with a high percentage of elderly people created a need for good quality, cost-effective rehabilitation services. This article describes the setting up of a rehabilitation team and centre, and the benefits that it has provided.

Journal article

The CLAP Group: a group for children with cleft lip and palate

Author:
O'DRISCOLL Pádraig
Journal article citation:
Groupwork, 21(2), 2011, pp.22-34.
Publisher:
Whiting and Birch

This article describes the rationale and implementation of a closed group of pre-adolescent children with a cleft lip and palate facial disfigurement (CLAP). The aim of the group was to expose the children to other children with similar facial disfigurement and to create a forum of understanding and self-help. A solution-focused child-centred approach aimed to educate the children to handle issues of self-esteem and bullying. The article underlines the importance of meticulous preparation, going through various steps of planning for the group including need, purpose, composition, structure and context. Weekly sessions were led by 2 facilitators and incorporated games, art, role playing and drama. The article examines the implications for leadership and group facilitation in the context of values for empowering practice for children and facilitators. The potential limitations of the group are also discussed in detail.

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Access audit handbook

Author:
GRANT Alison
Publisher:
Centre for Accessible Environments; RIBA Publishing
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
130p., DVD
Place of publication:
London

This is a multimedia planning tool for auditing the accessibility of buildings and services, and writing reports in appropriate formats in the context of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, funding requirements and best practice in building management. The handbook offers straightforward guidance about undertaking access audits and the various report formats to best communicate recommendations. Practical advice is supported by a range of case studies and an authoritative worked example of a successful report based on a real-life access audit. This is supplemented by a series of up-to-date auditing checklists and a DVD that includes both editable, electronic versions of the checklists and an award-winning film, Access Audits: a planning tool for businesses, which will provide a good understanding of what access audits are, their purpose and how to carry one out.

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Touchstone: how to set up a mentoring scheme with disabled people

Authors:
RADAR, UNUM PROVIDENT
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
26p.
Place of publication:
London

This ‘how to do it’ publication is for businesses interested in running mentoring schemes. It is also useful reading for anyone else with an interest in making it easier for disabled people to enter the job market. The booklet helps readers to: understand the business case for a mentoring scheme and how it can fulfil business objectives; be able to take steps to set up a mentoring programme; and to understand the features of a successful programme based on the real experiences of two well-known companies.

Book

Childhood disability and health and social services policy in Northern Ireland

Authors:
MONTEITH M., et al
Publisher:
Barnardo's
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
5p.
Place of publication:
Belfast

The recent policy and planning developments such as the implementation of the 1995 Children (NI) Order, children’s service planning, and the Health and Well-Being Investment planning have the potential to increase the inclusion of children with disabilities and their families into planning processes and service provision, but as yet none of them have been explicitly dedicated to increasing the quantum of public services available to disabled children. Research to date has shown that the provision of social services to disabled children and their families has been limited, piecemeal and fragmented. The Children (NI) Order brought some re-organisation of these services, alongside some additional funding, but there still remains considerable unmet need.

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