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The disability movement in Northern Ireland

Author:
MORGAN Michael
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 10(2), June 1995, pp.233-235.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Discusses the profile of disability issues in Northern Ireland.

Book

Disability and dependency

Editor:
BARTON Len
Publisher:
Falmer Press
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
153p., tables, bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Papers from a conference on disability, handicap and policy at Bristol Polytechnic, July 1988, centred around the relationship between the disabled and service providers.

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The status of disabled persons in the city of Zagreb

Authors:
SOSTAR Zvonimir, ANDELIC Marinka Bakula
Journal article citation:
Revija Za Socijalnu Politiku Journal of Social Policy, 13(1), 2006, pp.53-65.
Publisher:
University of Zagreb

The paper analyses the need for measures of the Zagreb strategy of uniform policy for disabled persons. The manner of introducing these measures and their realisation in the period from 2003 to 2006. The paper briefly provides basic definitions, a historical review of the attitude of society towards disabled persons, a survey of contemporary concepts, approaches and models of protection of this part of the population, as well as the basic characteristics of the disabled persons in the area of the city of Zagreb. The implementation of the Zagreb strategy measures is considered through the results of the rights of the disabled persons according to the international organisations' methodology, i.e. based on the standardised survey for the analysis of the index of respecting rights of the disabled person. [Article in Croatian].

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International guidelines and the inclusion of disabled people. the Ugandan story

Authors:
MILLWARD H., et al
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 20(2), March 2005, pp.53-167.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Uganda has made much progress towards including disabled people in its mainstream development, particularly in the political agenda. The exact process by which this has been achieved and the relationship between this and international guidelines and legislation are not known. This study undertakes to examine this from two specific perspectives: (1) How do international documents relevant to disabled people relate to national legislation in Uganda? (2) What can this comparison, together with the perceptions of stakeholders, tell us about how the legislation and services could improve? International legislation and Ugandan legislation is reviewed and compared. Data from 5 semi-structured key informant interviews and 6 focus group discussions involving a total of 38 people are collected and analysed. The themes arising from the data are related to the documents, legislation, policies and other relevant literature. The results examine the barriers to service provision; the role of change; the importance of representation; policy and legislation issues; and the effects of devolution. Five specific findings relate to how legislation and services can improve: more resources to increase access for disabled people; strong leadership and collaboration between Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) funding bodies and governments; awareness raising and training; representation from all impairment groups; and raising the profile of disabled people through further legislation.

Journal article

Community care in Taiwan: mere talk, no policy

Authors:
CHOU Yueh-Ching, KROGER Teppo
Journal article citation:
Social Work in Mental Health, 2(2/3), 2004, pp.139-155.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

This article explores the policy definitions and the funder roles of central and local governments in community care in Taiwan. The notion of community care has been adopted in Taiwan following the model of Hong Kong but the main question of the article is whether this has resulted in actual service provisions at the community level, forming an alternative to institutional care. The data has been collected from several sources: policy documents, official statistics, surveys, general reports, funding provision reports, and empirical studies. The results show that neither central nor local authorities are seriously involved in caring for elderly people or persons with disabilities in Taiwan's communities. In Taiwan, community care for these groups of people still means, in practice, informal care provided by female family members without any support from public policies. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580)

Journal article

Getting it straight

Author:
PEARSON Charlotte
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 07.12.04, 2004, p.36.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Disabled People and Direct Payments is a two-year study currently being undertaken by researchers at the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leeds. It is the first to identify the differences in the positioning of policy, and experiences of the disabled people across the UK and includes a comparative study on the use of direct payments across the UK.

Journal article

In search of a welfare-to-work solution: the New Deal for Disabled People

Author:
STAFFORD Bruce
Journal article citation:
Benefits, 11(3), October 2003, pp.181-186.
Publisher:
Policy Press

The New Deal for Disabled People is the UK's main employment programme for people claiming incapacity benefits. This article outlines the reasons given for it's introduction and how it evolved from a pilot to a national programme. The programme has sought to encourage experimentation and innovation in service provision. Highlights some of the criticisms made of the structure of the current programme, notably its funding regime. Concludes by noting that policy makers appear to be continuing to search for an effective programme that will help the client move into paid work, but that a more 'individualised' approach may be required.

Journal article

Time for a service overhaul

Author:
McCURRY Patrick
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 6.4.00, 2000, p.12.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Investigates what the government is doing about the provision of equipment for disabled people.

Journal article

Social (and disability) policy in the new democracies of Europe (Slovenia by way of example)

Author:
URSIC Cveto
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 11(1), March 1996, pp.91-105.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Social transformation in states of Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 have brought about fundamental changes in the existing social policies, including also disability policies and status of people with disabilities. These changes affect the status of people with disabilities profoundly. Looks at initiatives in Slovenia to develop a new social policy addressing the needs of people with disabilities.

Journal article

Removing the barriers: housing for people with physical disabilities

Author:
SCOTTISH HOMES
Journal article citation:
Integrate News, 55, September 1995, p.19.

Reports on the publication of Scottish Homes' policy statement on housing for people with physical disabilities.

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