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

CHILDREN OF DISABLED PARENTS : NEW THINKING ABOUT FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DISABILITY AND ILLNESS

T. Newman

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:

  • "young carers";
  • the effect of parental disability on children;
  • disability, illness and child health;
  • how more effective social care services can be delivered to children in families affected by disability or chronic illness.

CHILDREN'S HOSPICES: WHERE DO THEY FIT?

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.

EMPLOYMENT, SUPPORT AND SECURITY: BALANCING THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE

R. Walker

New Economy, vol. 10, 2003, p. 50-55

Proposes dividing disabled people into four categories:

  • those who will have little difficulty returning to work;
  • those who could return to work with support;
  • those for whom work is a long term goal;
  • those unlikely to work again.

Appropriate services could then be targeted on each group.

LIFT OFF?

R. Winchester

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.

NATIONAL SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR CHILDREN: 'WORK IN PROGRESS' DOCUMENT DRAFT THREE

External Working Group on Disabled Children

2003

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.

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