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Stranded in the middle: transition services lacking for young disabled people

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 3.08.06, 2006, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Disabled young people and their families have long criticised services that are intended to ease their transition to adult care. However, there are signs that the issue is at last gaining political currency. There are 770,000 disabled children in the UK. More than 90 per cent of disabled children live at home and are supported by their families. One in 13 families get services from their local social services. 25 per cent of families with disabled children say services are poor or lack co-ordination.

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A scoping study on the needs of and services to, younger disabled people including those with early onset dementia, in Scotland

Authors:
STALKER Kirsten, et al
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive. Social Research
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This research summary presents the main findings of the study. The study covered the age range 16-64, and scoped evidence covering the 10 year period up to December 2004 with the main focus on Scottish publications.

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A scoping study on the needs of and services to, younger disabled people including those with early onset dementia, in Scotland

Authors:
STALKER Kirsten, et al
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive. Social Research
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
139p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This study uses the age range 16-64, and the evidence scoped covered the 10 year period up to December 2004 with the main focus on Scottish publications. The main limitations of the study lie in its short timescale and restricted budget. This has resulted in the omission of unpublished work and the team did not visit specialist libraries or hand search journals. Therefore the material presented in this report is not comprehensive.

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Addressing issues of sexuality with adolescents with disabilities

Authors:
GORDON Phyllis A., TSCHOPP Molly K., FELDMAN David
Journal article citation:
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 21(5), October 2004, pp.513-527.
Publisher:
Springer

Adolescents with disabilities frequently experience considerable scrutiny from their non-disabled peers concerning their perceived differences. Consequently they may possess negative self-views and often have difficulties in friendship and intimate relationship development. Limited research has examined sexual development of adolescents with disabilities. Discusses issues related to the sociological and psychological implications of disability and the manner in which they impact sexual development of adolescents

Journal article

From me to you: Radar's year of mentoring

Author:
STANFORD John
Journal article citation:
RADAR Bulletin, 345, May 2004, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

Looks at the UnumProvident/Radar mentoring scheme for disabled young people which aimed to help increase the number of disabled people accessing employers and support to help them achieve their potential.

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Preparing young adults with disability for employment

Authors:
TAYLOR Brian J., McGILLOWAY Sinead, DONNELLY Michael
Journal article citation:
Health and Social Care in the Community, 12(2), March 2004, pp.93-101.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Young people with disabilities are often excluded from the labour market. This paper describes an evaluation of an innovative 2-year pilot initiative called Vocational Opportunities in Training for Employment (VOTE) implemented in Northern Ireland to provide employment training and support for vulnerable young adults with a wide range of disabilities. Its principal aims were to assess the impact of the service in the extent to which it had created and developed training and employment opportunities for young people and promoted inclusive working partnerships. Documentary analysis was used as a basis for describing and assessing objectives in combination with face-to-face interviews with a small number of key stakeholders. A total of 122 young people participated in the initiative in the pilot period, during which time 160 qualifications were obtained. Key stakeholders expressed positive views about the initiative, in particular its therapeutic benefits and the extent of interagency working and shared learning. The VOTE initiative achieved considerable success in enabling a significant proportion of young adults to engage in society by developing social and employment skills and by improving employment opportunities and prospects. Factors critical to the continued success of this and similar initiatives include close involvement of parents, addressing local employers' concerns, sympathetic treatment of workplace issues and effective partnership working.

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Young disabled people moving into adulthood in Scotland

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
York
Journal article

Partnership with a difference

Authors:
DAWES Emily, RHOADES Caroline
Journal article citation:
Volunteering, 65, February 2001, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Volunteering England

Reports on a successful partnership between a residential college for students with disabilities and a volunteer bureau. The scheme offers students a taste of voluntary work and an opportunity to become involved in their community.

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.

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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