physical disabilities

See hear: a strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment in Scotland

See Hear is a strategy for both children and adults. It recognises the rising incidence of those illnesses and disabilities that increase with age and acknowledges the work for children with sensory loss taking place through policies such as Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC), the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill which is currently progressing through Parliament and the Scottish Government’s response to the Doran Review. It is set against a background of increasing demand, the requirement for greater efficiency and effectiveness, and health and social care Integration.

I Am Breathing

Documentary film examining a man's remarkable journey from being a healthy 30-something British man to becoming completely paralysed from the neck down, due to a devastating illness known as ALS, MND or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Neil's blog posts form the film’s narration as he tells his own story through memories and impressions of his life – the sheer joy of falling in love, of partying with his mates, of fast motorbike rides. Through his determination to share his final journey, he makes us ask questions about our own lives. 

The relational basis of empowerment

Publication that begins by considering the causes of the human tragedy of the abuse and oppression of people with disabilities - especially people with intellectual disabilities. It uses the Winterbourne View scandal as its starting point.

Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people - people with physical disabilities: Doug's story

In this film, Doug, a gay man with physical disabilities is in residential accommodation eight miles away from his friends and family. Doug carefully considered when to ‘come out' within residential care and explains that this is a continual process because of the high turnover of residential care staff.

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.

SCIE research briefing 13: helping parents with a physical or sensory impairment in their role as parents

The topic of this briefing is parents with physical or sensory impairments and ways of addressing any perceived barriers to their parenting. Report published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in February 2005.

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.

Disability (C4EO)

A disability interactive e-learning resource created to support people achieve outcomes for children.

Let me be me: a handbook for managers and staff working with disabled children and their families

This public sector improvement handbook was published in April 2003 by the Audit Commission for local authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales. It "has been designed for managers and staff who work with disabled children and their families across different agencies and disciplines". It suggests the best way to improve services for disabled children is for all those concerned to work more closely together.

Disabled people's costs of living

It is well known that disabled people face additional costs to enable them to meet their needs. However, there has been no clear evidence about the true extent of these costs. This research, conducted by the Centre for Research in Social Policy with the support of Disability Alliance, presents budget standards for groups of disabled people who have different needs arising from physical or sensory impairments.