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Making life easier: a carer's guide to support aids and equipment

Author:
CARERS UK
Publisher:
Carers UK
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
18p.
Place of publication:
London

Disabled home improvement grant can be accessed by social services referral only. This is usually following an 'Occupational therapy' assessment for equipment and / or aids and adaptations. People can also buy equipment from independent suppliers or may be able to get items on loan and grants for adaptations from your local District Borough Council. There are currently no charges applied for small free standing items of equipment.

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Consultation on private fostering: proposed new regulations, national minimum standards and guidance

Author:
WALES. Welsh Assembly Government
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Assembly Government
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
104p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

A privately fostered child is one who is under the age of 16 (under 18 if (s)he is disabled) and who is cared for and accommodated by someone other than a parent, other person with parental responsibility or close relative. A child is not privately fostered if the person caring for him/her has done so for fewer than 28 days and does not intend to do so for longer than that. Carers and parents are required to notify the local social services authority in the area where the private fostering placement is made. The authority has the duty to satisfy itself that the welfare of the child concerned is safeguarded and promoted and may impose conditions on, or prohibit, the private fostering arrangement. The extended duties to be placed on local social services authorities are: to be satisfied as to the welfare of children who are proposed to be, or are being, privately fostered; and · to monitor the way they discharge those duties.

Journal article

Consumer access to agency websites: our best foot forward?

Authors:
VERNON Robert, LYNCH Darlene
Journal article citation:
Journal of Technology in Human Services, 21(4), 2003, pp.37-51.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Reports on an exploratory study where one hundred social service agency websites in the USA were examined to find out how easily consumers could access posted information on them. Each website was analysed for multiple language availability, reading, simplicity, reading comprehension and disability access.This study found substantial barriers to website access for social service consumers. Discusses design issues to make website access easier such as disability standards, policy suggestions and best practices. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

Journal article

Welfare rights: the dangers of working while on sickness benefit

Author:
BATEMAN Neil
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 4.3.99, 1999, p.27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author looks at the problems people face with social security rules when they want to work while they are also claiming benefits.

Journal article

Lost in the system world - traffic accident victims' personal experience of system actors

Author:
LUNDALV Jorgen
Journal article citation:
Nordisk Sosialt Arbeid, 19(3), 1999, pp.166-173.
Publisher:
Universitetsforlaget AS

Discusses how contacts with the system world have been problematic for people who have suffered injuries in traffic in Finland.

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To the beat of a different drum

Author:
TAYLOR Ron
Journal article citation:
Care Plan, 2(4), June 1996, pp.9-10.
Publisher:
Positive Publications/ Anglia Polytechnic University, Faculty of Health and Social Work

The author, director of community services, Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, and chair of the Association of Directors of Social Services Disabilities Committee, looks at the implementation of the direct payments legislation.

Journal article

Grabbing some attention

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 20.1.94, 1994, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at action on recruitment, training and career progression for disabled social workers and talks to a group of disabled social workers about their treatment in social service departments.

Journal article

Disabled people, service users, user involvement and representation

Authors:
BERESFORD Peter, CAMPBELL Jane
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 9(3), 1994, pp.315-325.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Examines the emphasis of service agencies on the 'unrepresentativeness' of disabled people and service users; looks at how this is experienced by the latter and considers why the issue has gained such importance. Examines the means attached to representation by recipients and providers of services. As well as looking at how the issue of representativeness is used to devalue, exclude and disempower disabled people and service users, the article explores its relation with the competing participatory and representative models and practices of democracy employed by disabled people and service providers.

Journal article

Local difficulties

Author:
WHITFIELD Ann
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 23.4.92, 1992, p.26.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

Looks at the continuing lack of provision for children with physical disabilities and their families.

Journal article

Time to turn good intent into action

Author:
WARBURTON William
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 22.2.90, 1990, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

Summarises an SSI report in inspection of Social Services Departments provision of services under the Disabled Persons Act 1986.

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