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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2002): Services for the Disabled - UK

CAMPAIGNERS FEAR ONE EQUALITY BODY WILL PUT DISABILITY ISSUES ON HOLD

D Brown

Community Care, May 23rd-29th 2002, p. 20-21

Discusses concerns raised by disability pressure groups about government proposals to merge the Disability Rights Commission with equality organisations for gender and race. There are fears that the promotion of rights for disabled people could be marginalised by issues with higher political priority or that exert greater social pressure.

DEAF CULTURE CLUB

N Valios

Community Care, May 23rd-29th 2002, p. 34-35

Describes a cultural divide in the deaf community between people who sign and regard themselves as part of a linguistic minority group and those who can use hearing aids and/or lipread and who see their deafness as a medical condition.

DISABILITY, CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITY CARE: A CASE FOR WELFARE RIGHTS?

K Rummery

Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002

By examining the role that community care policy and practice plays in shaping disabled people's citizenship, this book identifies the ways in which the welfare state can either support, or act as a barrier to disabled people's social participation.

USERS' BEST VALUE: A GUIDE TO USER INVOLVEMENT AND GOOD PRACTICE IN BEST VALUE REVIEWS

C Evans and A Carmichael

York: York Publishing Services, 2002

Describes how a group of disabled people was established to review direct payments in Wiltshire using the statutory Best Value framework. Demonstrates how service users can play a more central role in designing and carrying out the review themselves.

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