Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing, 2003
This book explores the impact of parental disability on children in U.K. especially where a lack of support to families results in significant restrictions to children's day to day lives. It looks at:
P. Jackson and C. Robinson
Critical Social Policy, issue 74, 2003, p. 103-112
Article discusses the role of children's hospices in providing care and support for disabled children and their families. These are entirely voluntary organizations and provision is patchy. They have grown up in the wake of the closure of long-stay hospitals and are often the only source of respite care available to families. Future development within this sector needs to be planned in conjunction with local health and social services providers.
New Economy, vol. 10, 2003, p. 50-55
Proposes dividing disabled people into four categories:
Appropriate services could then be targeted on each group.
Community Care, Mar. 20th-26th 2003, p. 32-33
The High Court has ruled that it was unlawful for East Sussex Council to ban its staff from lifting disabled service users. In this article an injured care worker and a wheelchair user present the case for and against lifting.
External Working Group on Disabled Children
Presents proposals on service standards and interventions for disabled children in the fields of multi-agency services, early intervention, equipment and adaptations, promotion of inclusion, transition from child to adult services, and needs assessment in the family context.