S. Hunter and A. Tyne
Disability and Society, vol. 16, 2001, p. 549-561
Paper offers some reflections on hospital-based advocacy schemes from the authors' experience of three Citizen Advocacy Programme Evaluation (CAPE) evaluations in Scotland. Suggests that when managers adopt Citizen Advocacy schemes as part of a closure programme, they risk compromising essential features of such schemes without meeting the urgent crisis needs of residents, as the system is overwhelmed by change.
P. Kersten et al
Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 9, 2001, p. 235-243
Study examined the unmet needs of informal carers of community dwelling disabled people and compared their perspectives to those of the disabled people themselves and nominated professionals. Results show that carers' needs are poorly recognised by their dependents and by professionals. In line with recent legislation, carers' needs must be independently addressed and services, especially short break services, must be developed specifically to meet them.
Community Living, vol. 14, Apr./May 2001, p. 10-11
The standard model of independent living envisages disabled people living on their own and employing personal assistants. Article argues that this stereotype should be abandoned and that the focus should be on giving disabled people more control over their lifestyle choices.