disabled people

Housing, health, social care : the person-centred approach

Briefing paper intended to give housing professionals an insight into the evolving personalisation of the services agenda, person-centred practice and developments in refocusing services on delivering outcomes for service users.

Scottish Accessible Information Forum

Leaflet describing the work and role of SAIF which aims to improve the provision of information to disabled people and make information more accessible to everyone who needs it.

FAST (Foundation for Assistive Technology ) web site

FAST is a small, independent organisation and registered charity which works collaboratively with other members of the Assistive Technology community, across statutory, voluntary and private sectors to bring innovative products to market and to improve services for disabled and older people. Their website includes a database of Assistive Technology research and development, a list of events and workshops, and a guide to training and courses in Assistive Technology.

Disabled prisoners: a short thematic review on the care and support of prisoners with a disability

The National Offender Management Service is subject to the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. This thematic report draws together information from prisoner surveys and inspection reports between 2006 and 2008, together with responses from 82 prison disability liaison officers (DLOs), to examine how well prisons are currently able to discharge these duties. Areas covered include: environment and relationships; safety; health services; activities; and resettlement. The report makes a number of recommendations.

From safety net to springboard: a new approach to care and support for all based on equality and human rights

This report draws on a literature review and consultation to examine the current performance of care and support in protecting and promoting human rights and equality. The report aims to influence thinking on the future of care and support in England and it sets out the actions the Equality and Human Rights Commission will take to help make its vision for care and support a reality.

Guide to user-led reviews : a supplement to the SAIF standards for disability information and advice provision in Scotland

Set of guidelines designed to help agencies get feedback from disabled people about the accessibility of their information services and measure how well they have implemented the SAIF standards.

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2005 : full report

This is the seventh in a series of regular reports which began in 1998. Its aim is to provide an independent assessment of the progress being made in eliminating poverty and reducing social exclusion in Britain.

Prejudice against families with disabled children (Radio 4 series : Woman's Hour)

Episode of Woman's Hour in which research showing that families with disabled children still face prejudice in their communities is discussed. Tara Flood, the Director of ‘Alliance for Inclusive Education’, and Srabani Sen, the Chief Executive of ‘Contact a Family’ discuss the issues raised by this research.

Exploring disability, family formation and break-up: reviewing the evidence

The research was carried out by Stephen McKay and Harriet Clarke at the University of Birmingham on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Office for Disability Issues (ODI). The report provides evidence on the effect that being a disabled adult, or having a disabled child, has on rates of family break-up, on repartnering or having children.

Left out, left behind : the people lost to Britain's workforce

Pamphlet investigating the impact of UK Government policy on four groups of economically inactive people, young people, those aged between 50 and 65, lone parents and disabled people. It concludes schemes such as the New Deal have not worked for these groups and suggests ways in which policy might be made more effective.