I. Helgoy, B. Ravneberg and P. Solvang
Disability and Society, vol.18, 2003, p.471-487
Article explores how differing definitions of independence among people with disabilities determine what they expect and want from the welfare system. Data were gathered through interviews with 18 mobility impaired people and 20 service providers in Norway. Three different approaches amongst service users were identified. The first group defined independence as being able to manage daily practical tasks without assistance. They wanted access to rehabilitative services to maximise their potential. The second group wanted control of service provision and needed personal assistants to facilitate participation in studies, hobbies and social activities. The third group showed a powerless and resigned acceptance of their bodily condition and of service shortcomings.
C. Newell and R. Wilkinson
Disability and Society, vol.18, 2003, p.457-470
The "Tasmania Together" 20-year social and economic development plan was drawn up by a Community Leaders Group on behalf of the people. However disabled people were disenfranchised and excluded from the process.