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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2010): Services for the disabled - UK

Being boss is best

A. Pridmore and S. Rose

Learning Disability Today, June 2010, p. 32-34

There is a sharp rise in the numbers of disabled people directly employing personal assistants, enabling them to achieve freedom and independence. This article highlights Anne Pridmore's personal account of the benefits and pitfalls of employing a PA. There are supporting case studies of use of PAs by people with learning difficulties.

Disability and employment

H. Davies

Working Brief, June 2010, .p. 12-13

This article outlines a series of proposals for helping disabled people into paid work, covering delivery of supported employment services, employer engagement, vocational training, and the role of individual budgets.

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