disabled people

Rethinking disability policy

Viewpoint that reviews some aspects of disability policy since the early 1990s before making a detailed assessment of the current polices being introduced by the Coalition Government.

Themes discussed include:

- Welfare reform
- Personalisation policies and adult social care
- The political and economic context of disability policy
- The changes disabled people should be campaigning for.

Safeguarding adults: a community case study

Video case study about John, a 50 year-old man with Asperger's syndrome. He was being exploited by a group of young girls in the community. John has the capacity to make decisions for himself and clearly felt he was getting something from his relationship with one of the girls. He was also giving her money on a regular basis.

People who knew John were concerned for him. With support from his mother, his employer, his social worker and the police he was able to stop giving money to the girl. The girl was warned off by the police, but John really misses his relationship with her.

Adult protection resources

Series of reports, information leaflets, planning tools and videos produced from Altrum's participatory research project with Stirling University. Hosted by the Thistle Foundation.

Legal aid in welfare: the tool we can't afford to lose

Report commissioned by the Legal Action Group, and funded by the Baring Foundation, to investigate the impact of the proposed legal aid reforms on disabled people.

The position of Scotland's equality groups: revisiting resilience in 2011

Study that seeks to offer discussion and analysis to inform an understanding of how well positioned people in Scotland with equalities characteristics are to access the benefits of economic recovery.

This study accompanies the publication of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012/2013 and Equality Statement: Scottish Spending Review and Draft Budget 2012-13, and helps demonstrate the Scottish Government’s commitment to better understanding the equalities impacts of its decisions.

Company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults

Report that presents the results of Eurofound’s work on company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults.

The research focused on initiatives that employers can take to support the needs of workers who have (informal) care responsibilities, including parents caring for children with disabilities and carers of adults who need care because of disability, illness or old age.

Independence, choice and control: DLA and personal mobility in state-funded residential care

This report begins by looking at disabled people’s mobility needs and proceeds to examine the different support available for meeting these.

Disabled children and health reform: questions, challenges and opportunities

Briefing developed by EDCM, with the support of The Children’s Trust, Tadworth to: focus attention on disabled children, young people and their families at a time of whole system change; ensure that the voice of patients is heard; make sure that the modernised NHS delivers better services for disabled children, particularly those with complex and/or palliative care needs.

SCIE knowledge review 11: supporting disabled parents and parents with additional support needs

This knowledge review is about parents with physical and/or sensory impairments, learning difficulties, mental health problems, long-term illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, and drug or alcohol problems. Its main focus is on social care, but integral to this are the relationships between social care and health, housing and education. Knowledge review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in November 2006.

Disability-related harassment: the role of public bodies - a qualitative research report

Research designed to provide detailed information about disabled people’s experiences and views of disability-related harassment and their perceptions of the role of public bodies.

It was based on focus groups and in-depth interviews with a total of 87 disabled people, recruited on the basis of having experienced disability related harassment in the previous three years.