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.
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.
Video highlighting the barriers facing physically disabled people and looking at a campaign for social change.
Paper providing an overview of examples of effective and innovative practice in provision for disabled students at various higher education institutions. The purpose is to help other institutions develop their policies and practice in relation to disabled students.
Report examining the experiences of disabled parents and their families and assessing how well local council policies, services and practices are providing appropriate support in line with their responsibilities under existing government policy and legislation.
The Convention is made up of 50 articles which are given in full. The Convention clarifies and qualifies how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities and identifies areas where adaptations have to be made for persons with disabilities to effectively exercise their rights and areas where their rights have been violated, and where protection of rights must be reinforced.
This framework focuses on how Scottish Government policies can help support disabled people into sustainable work in mainstream employment.
It recognises that successful implementation must be underpinned by effective partnership working both at a national and local level. Consistency of delivery model, service standards, workforce training and sustainable funding are also crucial to its success.
The framework acknowledges the wider employability context and recognises the UK programmes that are already funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).