disabled people

Annual report giving an overview of some of the main projects undertaken by Care & Repair England, a charity dedicated to supporting older and disabled people to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

Document laying out the UK Government's framework for the delivery of physical activity for adults in England, incorporating sport and based on local needs and building on the physical activity legacy of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Report of the Disability Working Group and Executive Response. The report of the Disability Working Group sets out their recommendations for the Scottish Executive, local authorities, employers, educators, community care providers etc. Recommendations in the report provide both an agenda for immediate action and a platform to build onto improve equality for disabled people in Scotland.

A collection of disabled children's services national indicator reports setting out findings for each local authority (LA) area for which there was sufficient response from parents from the 2009-2010 survey to measure parental satisfaction of services for disabled children. Each report provides indicator and sub-indicator scores, as well as analysis of parents' comments relating to services in each of the following areas: health, education, and care and family support.

Guide for agencies and information providers on how to build and make websites and other e-communication which are user-friendly and accessible for disabled people.

BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme looks at how worshippers at the Bilal Jamia mosque in Leicester are getting used to the first-ever guide dog to be allowed into a mosque. Vargo belongs to Mahomed-Abraar and has been given his own bed in the entrance hall following a Fatwa, or Islamic decree, from the Muslim Council of Great Britain which states that because Vargo is being used to guide Mahomed, he shouldn't be regarded as unclean.

An overview of information about housing for disabled children and their families, and ideas for improving their circumstances. The purpose of the resource is to raise awareness of this important aspect of community care and to help non-specialists find out more about promoting positive change in this complex field.

This podcast was recorded at the 'Forgotton Citizens' Conference, held in Glasgow on the 17th June 2008. Furrah Arshad introduces the work of the organisation Ethnic Enable and its origins. She talks through some of the major issues affecting people with learning disabilities from black and minority ethnic communities in Scotland and also shares her thoughts on how best to make connections with families from black and minority ethnic communities. Tahira Ramzan is a young Asian woman with learning disabilities and she shares her experiences and hopes for her future.

This reports on the Disability and Carers (DCS) Customer Service Survey 2008. Results showed that overall satisfaction with the DCS continues to be high and that there have been some signs of improvement since the previous year. The report suggests a number of aspects of the service that should be focused on.

This resource 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.