W. Mitchell and P. Sloper
Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 10, 2002, p. 74-81
Concludes that any model of good information practice should be three-dimensional. Families should ideally receive succinct directories or summaries of local services and support alongside more informative and in-depth booklets. At the same time they should be supported by locally based key workers or "facilitators".
York: York Publishing Services, 2002
Reports results of a survey of the policies in place for providing social services to parents with physical disabilities and/or learning difficulties. The policies expressed supportive intentions towards disabled parents, but it was unclear how assessment of children's needs would link with community care provision to address the adult's parenting support needs. Where an adult's personal care needs apart from parenting were low, and children were not in need of protection, in many places parental support needs would not reach thresholds for receiving assessment and/or services. Parenting tasks and roles were seldom specified in eligibility criteria for assessment for community care provision.