Housing, Care and Support, vol. 4, Nov. 2001, p. 20-23
Data from oral interviews showed that housing adaptations generally improved the lives of disabled people. In a minority of cases recipients felt that the money spent had been wasted. The most common cause of wasted expenditure was inadequate specification. In these cases what was offered by the local authority was never going to meet the needs of the household concerned.
Department for Work and Pensions
Concludes that these Funds form a vital part of overall government provision for severely disabled people and that they should continue. Recommends changes that would:
J. Harris and C. Bamford
Disability and Society, vol. 16, 2001, p. 969-979
Article illustrates how the organisation and delivery of services can undermine, rather than facilitate, the participation of deaf and hard of hearing people in society as parents, employees, citizens and patients.