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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2003): Services for the Disabled - UK

COULD DO BETTER

R. Fryson

Community Care, Nov 28th - Dec. 4th 2002, p. 32

Discusses ways in which user involvement in learning disability partnership boards could be made easier. Suggestions include refunding of expenses and provision of accessible information.

LATER LIFE AND THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY: A COMFORTABLE PARTNERSHIP

C. Oldman

Ageing and Society, vol. 22, 2002, p.719-806

Paper reviews arguments for and against a closer association between disability and later life studies. Argues for a specific application of the social model of disability to the situation of older people with impairments who receive services. Concludes with examples of the value of the social model of disability at both the policy and the political levels. The social model of disability separates the disablement from the impairment and shows that it is society that does the disabling.

ROOM ON THE BOARD

A.U. Sale

Community Care, Nov. 28th - Dec 4th 2002, p. 30-31

The Valuing People White Paper stipulated that all English local councils should establish a learning disabilities partnership board that would include people with learning difficulties, their carers and supporters. Article discusses progress in making board meetings and deliberations accessible.

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