disabled people

Evaluation of the impact of Action for Children short break services on outcomes for children: final report

Report that examines the findings of a study commissioned by Action for Children to explore the impact that their short break services have on disabled children and their families. The study began in August 2010 and an interim report was published in September 2010 (Holmes, McDermid, Soper and Lawson, 2010).

It aims to explore the impact of Action for Children short breaks services on disabled children and their families within this context and seeks to provide an evidence base for the future provision of Action for Children services to disabled children and their families.

SCIE guide 19 : working together to support disabled parents

This guide shows how to develop inter-agency protocols to support families in which parents have additional needs related to physical and/or sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health, drug and alcohol-related problems or serious illnesses. The guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). SCIE guides are one-stop shops for social care practitioners, presenting key findings, current legislation and examples of what is working well to guide and inform practice. Guide published in August 2007.

4 in every 10 disabled children living in poverty

Report that highlights four key recommendations for addressing poverty in families with disabled children.

Disability and skills in a changing economy

Paper that presents an overview, drawing on existing literature and data, of the employment situation of disabled people, looking at the recent past and possible future developments, with a particular emphasis on the role of skills alongside other factors in influencing that situation.

Someone on our side: advocacy for disabled children and young people

Research that focuses on the under-explored area of advocacy for disabled children and young people across England.

bespoken

A social media website dedicated to building a community that aims to include disabled people in the design of everyday household products from their living rooms, and where people can share ideas and tips on how to overcome everyday challenges they face with appliances and technology.

The site was created by the Blackwood Foundation an independent subsidiary of Blackwood (previously known as Margaret Blackwood Housing Association). The Blackwood Foundation supports people to live independently and to get the most out of life.

Developing family leadership: a discussion paper on personalised transition from the Centre for Welfare Reform

Paper that explores family leadership, and highlights some key steps to encourage its growth and outlines some of the practical ways in which progress towards family leadership is being made across the region.

Breaking down barriers: making work pay for families with disabled children

Results of a survey conducted by the Every Child Matters (EDCM) campaign in partnership with the Family Fund on families with disabled children and their experiences of childcare and employment.

Double disadvantage: the barriers and business practices making debt a problem for disabled people

Report that advocates changes to regulation and self-regulation, in business practice and to future commissioning of advice to ensure that disabled people in debt are empowered to engage with creditors and deal with their debt problems.

Permanence and stability for disabled looked after children (IRISS Insights, no.11)

One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.

Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.