disabled people

Better wheelchair services

Plan for Scotland’s wheelchair and seating services changes by 2010. The changes will affect all five of the wheelchair and seating centres in Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Family minded: supporting children in families affected by mental illness

Report based on the experiences of a number of Barnardo’s services that work with children whose lives are affected by parental mental ill-health. It is informed by the academic literature in this field and explores the challenges of parental mental illness for both policy and practice, addressing mental health policy and practice in all four nations of the UK.

You and yours: disability

Section of the BBC Radio 4 website containing podcasts on matters relating to disability such as the latest news on legislation, public policy and social trends and how they affect people with disabilities. Also features investigations into products and medical advances intended to improve life with a disability.

Area Child Protection Committees' regional policy and procedures

These policy and procedures acknowledge that child protection services must be part of a continuum of services available to children in need and their families. They also reflect the increasing recognition of the social context in which the protection of children takes place.

Transitions to adult services by disabled young people leaving out authority residential schools

This is a report on a study that sought to identify: differences in planning for disabled young people in residential schools outside local authority boundaries compared to young people attending their local special schools; the factors which impact on transition planning and transition outcomes for these young people; key areas for future research and the feasibility of such work.

BBC Radio 4 - Unproven Treatments - Disability

BBC Radio 4 programme with Professor Colin Blakemore. Unproven treatments for terminal conditions abound on the internet. Now scientists doctors and charities are warning people with long term incurable conditions who may think ‘they’ve got nothing to lose’ that they may indeed lose quite a lot.

Public sector and equality for disabled people

This report presents findings of a study of public bodies’ approach to implementing the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (the DDA) and provides evidence for a baseline against which to assess the extent to which the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) prompts authorities to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.

Social Work Curriculum on Alcohol Use Disorders

Social work educators prepare professionals to practice in a variety of settings where they have the opportunity to improve outcomes for their clients who either have an identifiable alcohol use disorder or are at risk for developing one. Lecture-ready modules, developed by top-named experts in alcoholism and social work research, support professional MSW education. Materials include Powerpoint presentations, handout materials, classroom activities, and accompanying case examples to extend student interaction with the subject matter.