This progress map summary includes key research findings from a C4EO knowledge review about how to improve disabled children's access to play, sport, leisure and cultural activities. The summary includes challenge questions which can be used as tools for strategic leaders in assessing, delivering and monitoring disabled children's access to services. Key findings discussed include what are inclusive services, what disabled children want from play and leisure services and barriers to access and participation.
Set of standards designed to help agencies and organisations in the voluntary, private and statutory sectors improve access for disabled people to the information they hold.
Discussion paper highlighting the specific experiences of refugees and asylum seekers with social care needs and making recommendations to enable services to meet their needs more fully.
Report investigating what it would mean if the social services system in the UK was underpinned by a philosophy of independent living. It describes transformative work already done to show what personalisation looks like in practice, uses case studies of user-led organisations to describe the 'why', 'what' and 'how' of independent living and suggests what should be possible if government implements wholesale reform of the system.
Video featuring a case study illustrating independent living for older disabled people in the community.
BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme, with David Morris and Edward Welsh. An amendment to the Health & Social Care Bill is calling ‘portable care’ so that when you move house instead of having to be reassessed by your new local authority you’d take your care entitlement/package with you.
Report that reviews evaluation findings from the US experience in providing return-to-work supports for people with disabilities and discusses the implications for similar efforts in the UK.
It provides lessons for developing and evaluating future UK employment initiatives, especially for people with severe psychiatric conditions and long-term disability claimants.
This study reviews the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s 'Making Change Happen' programme, which provided a year’s funding to four grassroots development organisations with a track record in providing support to black disabled people. The report sets out the learning that emerged from the four development projects.
This video is taken from the 'Forgotten Citizens' Conference held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008. It shows the interviews of John Paul Moffat saying "I think it's a good chance for people to tell their stories. Say they kept them in the past, just get them out and about. Like what you want, getting them noticed." And James Withers from the MSYP says "Basically I like people like me who stand up and speak out for themselves, rather than sit back and not say anything.
Individual budgets could transform young disabled people's transition to adults' services, but only if they are implemented with proper support.
The author reports on planned pilot schemes in local authorities and what needs to be considered so that individual budgets can be used by young people in transition.