Department of Health
Standards cover choice of home, meeting individual needs, lifestyle, personal and healthcare support, complaints, physical environment, staffing and management. They will apply to all care homes providing nursing or personal care for adults aged 18-65 who have physical disabilities, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, mental health problems, alcohol or substance misuse problems, HIV/AIDS, dual diagnosis.
Community Care, no.1391, 2001, p.20-21
Discusses issues surrounding disabled people's right to a sex life, including lack of privacy, the role of personal assistants in facilitating sex and the use of prostitutes.
Community Care, no.1387, 2001, p.22-23
Local authorities are now required to identify, register and assess the needs of deaf blind people. However no extra funding has been provided to help them meet their new responsibilities.
Bristol: Policy Press, 2001
Public spending on housing adaptations (permanent or fixed alterations to make homes more suitable for disabled occupants) amounts to more than £220m every year, and both numerical demand and unit costs are growing. Study found that minor adaptations (handrails, etc.) produced a range of lasting positive consequences for virtually all recipients. Major adaptations (bathroom conversions, lifts, extensions, etc.) in most cases transformed people's lives.