There are widespread assumptions about the potentially beneficial impact of short breaks on family carers and disabled children, including reduced carer stress and an increased capacity for family carers to continue caring, and increased child enjoyment of a wider range of social opportunities. This review aims to systematically evaluate the existing international research evidence concerning the impact of short breaks, to determine where there is robust evidence for the impact of short breaks on families with a disabled child and where more evidence is needed.
Website resource with links to a range of publications on various subjects, including advocacy, sexuality and relationships, disabled children, personalisation and direct payments, and finance.
Kirstein Rummery, Chair of the Social Policy at the University of Stirling, speaks about personalisation and some of the issues involved. The talk was delivered at the Personalisation and Community Capacity, a joint seminar and workshop by the Perth and Kinross Council and University of Stirling Partnership. It was held at the University of Stirling on 4 December 2009.
A short overview of the rights of 'persons with reduced mobility' when traveling by air. It explains the steps that may taken to ensure a smooth journey.
BBC Radio 4 programme including an interview about the new EU regulation to improve access for disabled people when using air transport.
BBC Radio 4 You and Yours programme about some problems disabled rail passengers have when travelling. And the consumer organisation Passenger Focus sent out “mystery shoppers” on various journeys in other to verify what was really happening. Their report concludes that too often they are let down by rail companies’ failure to provide assistance, with many left stranded on the platform or abandoned on the train.
This document was published as part of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Children and Maternity Services document. And represents an example of a child with autism and learning difficulties.
This is the sixth edition of Factfile Scotland, the unique annual collection of key facts and information focusing on Scotland’s children and young people, produced by NCH Scotland. NCH Scotland’s aim in producing Factfile Scotland is to provide a publication that government, local authorities, academics, the voluntary sector and other agencies will all find equally useful as a source for key facts about children, families and young people in Scotland.
In recent years the issue of housing and disabled children has moved up the policy agenda, and there are currently opportunities for change at both the national and local policy level. This round-up provides an overview of what is known about the housing circumstances of disabled children and their families.
Effective support for disabled parents is still rare, though many local authorities are beginning to recognise its importance. The National Family and Parenting Institute researched how supportive practice could be improved by talking to disabled parents and visiting four local authorities that are developing work in this area.