disabled people

Locked out: the Trailblazers' report into accessible housing

This investigation into accessible housing and the services of the UK’s housing providers was instigated following concerns raised by members of the Trailblazers network and their families when searching for accessible accommodation to rent or buy. Members reported having to wait years to find wheelchair-accessible homes, despite local authorities providing funds for adaptations to the homes of thousands of disabled people every year.

Disability Studies Quarterly

Journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities.

It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the multidisciplinary field of disability studies embraces.

Disability and universal credit

Briefing that looks at four particular financial changes for disabled children, adults and their families, and considers how they will interact with the broader universal credit changes. Whilst three of the changes are cuts and one is an increase, not all the people affected by the specific losses and gains will lose or gain overall in the way that might be expected. This briefing unpicks some of the complexity.

Outside In

Arts agency providing a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world either because of mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance.

Over-looked communities, over-due change: how services can better support BME disabled people

This report, jointly published by the Equalities National Council and Scope, came out of a need to understand how BME disabled people, their families and carers feel about the services available to them so they can be improved.

Disability costs and equivalence scales in the older population

Research study that uses the dual indices of individuals’ standard of living and degree of disability, using UK survey data covering over 8,000 people who are over state pension age. The indices are used to estimate the additional income that each disabled person would need in order to reach the same standard of living as he or she would enjoy without any disability.

All together now: a toolkit on co-production for disabled people and their organisations

Toolkit which explains what co-production is and gives some tips on how to make it successful.

It is designed for disabled people and their organisations who want to start working in co-production with service providers like local authorities, NHS Boards and others.

Health care for disabled children and young people

A review of how the health care needs of disabled children and young people are met by the commissioners and providers of health care in England.

Government support towards the additional living costs of working–age disabled people (Seventh report of session 2012-12)

Report that looks at the existing objectives for DLA and the changes the Government hopes to bring about through the introduction of PIP (Personal Independence Payment); assesses the government’s consultation and communications process for the reform; examines the Government’s performance to date in assessing the likely impacts of the policy change; analyses the eligibility criteria and the new assessment for PIP; and assesses the proposals for implementation and contracting arrangements.